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      Promoting Creativity: Less Talking and More Doing!
      Speaker: Corinne Hoisington, Central Virginia Community College
      Date Recorded: 9/26/2017

      Creativity and innovation are frequently identified as key 21st century skills, important to success in education and current and future careers. But as discussions of its importance proliferate, information on strategies that teachers can use to foster student creativity is less common. The goals of this session are to note the importance of creativity and innovation using technology, summarize recent research and provide examples of how creativity can be enhanced in today’s schools and classrooms. Become part of the innovative classroom experience with hands-on free activities that promote creativity!

      Virtual WAUG 2017
      Date Recorded: 8/9 - 8/10/2017

      Whether you’re a first-time WebAssign user or a longtime expert interested in best practices, the Virtual WebAssign User Group meeting is all about you — the user! This engaging virtual experience offers multiple sessions over the course of two days. You can pick and choose topics that will help you discover what’s new in WebAssign, learn best practices, and connect with your fellow educators. Check out the agenda to see what looks good.

      Recorded Webinars 

      Listed below are recorded webinars for sessions conducted between Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

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    • Maximize the Power of MindTap in Marketing
      Facilitated by: Kathleen Borbee
      Date Recorded: 10/9/2017

      Looking to actively engage your students in the unique world of marketing?  Join host and Faculty Partner, Kathleen Borbee and avid MindTap for Marketing user in a discussion around ways to maximize the power of MindTap in your classroom.  In this session, Kathleen will be showcasing some of the key content features that she incorporates in her classroom that were specifically designed to help students understand how marketing impacts business and develop the skills needed to approach business problems like a Marketer.

      You Asked. We Answered. Find out More about YouSeeU Enhancements for Your Fall Courses!
      Facilitated by: Denise Carr, Pellissippi State Community College
      Date Recorded: 8/22/2017

      With instructor and student feedback at the heart of everything we do, we are excited to show you the enhancements to YouSeeU group projects, role plays, and individual assignments that are now live and ready to use in your fall courses.

      Join Cengage Faculty Partner Denise Carr of Pellissippi State Community College as she discusses how she integrates YouSeeU into her course and shows a demonstration of the new features for instructors and students.

      Bringing Tax Reform into Your Classroom
      Facilitated by: Author Annette Nellen
      Date Recorded: 8/15/17

      In July, Speaker Paul Ryan said: “Our job and our goal is to get tax reform done in 2017, so that when we roll into the new year in 2018 we roll into having a new tax code.” That same month, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch solicited tax reform ideas from stakeholders. Whether we see comprehensive tax reform in 2017 or later, it will continue to be a top news story. This webinar reviews the plans and possible process for reform. Ideas for bringing this topic into your tax courses are also covered.

      Cengage CAREs
      Facilitated by: The Cengage Computing Team and Rachelle Hall, Glendale Community College
      Date Recorded: 8/8/2017

      Cengage CAREs
      There is a misconception. One that is hurting higher education graduates across the world. Are educational institutions truly preparing students for the 'real world'? The International Data Corporation (IDC), through research, found Microsoft Office was listed as a required skill 5 times more frequently than all other software programs combined - yet companies are identifying a large technology skills gap from recent college graduates.

      Graduates need our help. Please join us for our CARE Fall research study. On August 14, Rachelle Hall will present this enormous gap, let you know how you can join in research which can "shake off the myth that using technology often means using it well".

      Change the Equation
      Instead, let us equip learners with skills which make them desirable and successful in this changing world of technology.

      Your participation and support will be transformative! Come one, come all. No shenanigans or tomfoolery.

      “I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts." - Bill Gates

      Cengage CAREs Implementation Training Webinar
      Facilitated by: Stephanie Albracht, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 8/25/2017

      Thank you for signing up to participate in the Cengage CAREs research study. Your participation is extremely valuable to changing the misconception of the Intro Computing Course. Please join us for our CARE implementation webinar. We will be showing you how to implement this research in your classroom, how to run your own student data and best tips and tricks. There will be two sessions, feel free to join either one or both!

      Webcast: MindTap for Personal Finance
      Date Recorded: 3/17/2017

      In this webcast, we talk about MindTap - the platform that powers students from memorization to mastery. Powered by you, MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience.

      MindTap for Management
      Date Recorded: 3/14/2017

      In this webcast, we talk about MindTap - the platform that powers students from memorization to mastery. Powered by you, MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. 

      MindTap for Management - Human Resource Management
      Date Recorded: 3/14/2017

      In this webcast, we talk about MindTap - the platform that powers students from memorization to mastery. Powered by you, MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience

      FASB 2017 Updates on Revenue Recognition, Investment Standards, & More!
      Facilitated by: Authors Jeff Jones and Don Pagach
      Date Recorded:  5/11/2017

      Join the authors of Intermediate Accounting Jeff Jones and Don Pagach for an hour of professional development as they discuss the latest changes by the FASB. Topics include revenue recognition, simplification projects, such as lower of cost and market accounting for inventory, changes to the investment standards, and leases.

      Explore Live Virtual Machine Labs in MindTap for Technical Computing
      Facilitated by: Stephanie Albracht & Amy Savino, Cengage
      Date Recorded:  5/10/2017

      Technical computing skills are invaluable in today’s career landscape, and they help prepare students for in-demand jobs.

      In order to develop these skills, students need hands-on practice with real-world computing environments. However, this can be challenging for instructors to administer and students might not receive the real-world practice they need.

      MindTap for IT helps move students down the path to employability with Live Virtual Machine Labs accessed directly through MindTap. These take project-based assignments, aligned to a textbook, and offer directly through MindTap—no installation required! Students can practice with real workstations, servers, and networks in a safe, sandbox environment.

      In this webinar, explore MindTap for IT, Networking, and Cyber Security courses and the tools needed to prepare students for today’s Computing world.

      Using MindTap in Principles of Management to Improve Student Outcomes
      Facilitated by: Denise Carr, Associate Professor at Pellissippi State Community College
      Date Recorded: 4/12/2017

      As an introductory management instructor, how can you help increase student engagement and improve outcomes with digital tools in your course?

      Listen in as Denise Carr, Cengage Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Pellissippi State College, shares how her experience with MindTap has helped make her Principles of Management course more effective.  From implementing self-assessments to group projects, Denise will share how MindTap has helped her improve student outcomes.

      Discover MIS7 with the Author
      Facilitated by: Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D.
      Date Recorded: 4/7/2017

      Listen in on a casual conversation with the author of MIS7, Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., as he walks-through the highlights of his new edition.

      Part of the popular 4LTR Press series, MIS7 was designed specifically for the Intro to IS/MIS student and instructor.  The fresh design; brief, yet comprehensive chapter format, coupled with review materials and the MIS Online solution, is building engagement in MIS courses everywhere.

      Discover CengageNOW and Our NEW Tax Form During Our Product Showcase WebEx Series
      Presented by: The Cengage Tax Team
      Date Recorded: 4/3/2017

      The Tax team at Cengage invites you to participate in our Spring WebEx series to discover our new Tax Form problems, the Adaptive Study Plan as well as other key features in CengageNOWv2.

      Students can now complete the Cumulative H&R Block Tax Return Problems found in the end-of-chapter manually in a digital environment.  This will save you time grading and give the students a rich digital environment to practice within.  Students can also complete the Computational Exercises which give practice in calculating numbers using realistic tax scenarios. These problems are located in the end-of-chapter in the text, and many of these exercises are algorithmic in CengageNOWv2, giving unlimited opportunity to allow for students to practice or assess their understanding of the content covered in lecture.  These are only two of the many features available in CengageNOWv2 for Tax!

      Explore Live Coding Labs in MindTap for Programming & Web Development
      Facilitated by: Saul Costa, Codevolve
      Date Recorded: 3/23/2017

      Programming skills are invaluable in today's career and technological landscape and they help prepare students for in-demand jobs.

      In order to develop these skills, students need hands-on practice with realistic projects. However, this can often be at the expense of the instructor’s grading workload, or, students might not receive the personalized and immediate feedback that they need.

      MindTap for Programming and Web Development helps moves students down the path to employability with live coding labs. These take project-based assignments aligned to a textbook, and offers them in a fully online Integrated Development Environment with auto-graded feedback and point-of-need support.

      In this webinar, join Saul Costa, Founder and CEO of Codevolve, to explore how MindTap for Programming and Web Development helps develop these coding skills.

      Author Glenn Owen discusses the new edition of QUICKBOOKS® ONLINE FOR ACCOUNTING, 2e
      Facilitated by: Author Glenn Owen
      Date Recorded: 3/23/2017

      Listen in on author Glenn Owen as he discusses the new edition of QUICKBOOKS® ONLINE FOR ACCOUNTING, 2e. Learn about the important differences between QuickBooks'® desktop and online versions.  Specifically, how students will learn how to solve accounting issues and generate valuable financial accounting reports that requires no lab or software installation.

      MindTap for Guffey/Loewy
      Facilitated by: Eric Wagner, Marketing Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 3/22/2017

      The content you love; the convenience you have desired - Join us as we discuss how MindTap for Business Communication: Process and Product can help reinforce course concepts and support a more seamless delivery of important skills-based practice in your Business Communication course. MindTap provides breakthrough digital resources to support you as you shape students into confident communicators.

      Engagement and Critical Thinking in Computer Concepts
      Facilitated by: Cengage Computing Team
      Date Recorded:  3/16/2017

      Computer Concepts are essential to building a solid foundation for Computing skills. Now more than ever, digitally immersed students need to understand the fundamentals that power the technical world around them.

      Available for fall classes, Cengage is offering new and improved Computer Concepts content in SAM and MindTap. These trainings and exams are more engaging, better aligned to textbooks and certifications, and drive critical thinking. 

      In this webinar, join the Computing product and marketing team to explore this new, exciting content.

      Close the Gap Between Homework and Exam Performance with CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Robin LeFevre, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 3/10/2017

      Do you find yourself questioning whether or not students are truly learning – or whether they are simply trying to memorize and “game” their way through the course? Do you feel like your students are overly-reliant on the homework system? During this session, you will see how CengageNOWv2 is designed to better prepare students for the exam by providing an online homework experience that is similar to what students will experience on and exam and in the real-world. With CengageNOWv2 students will experience aha moments on the homework, not after the exam!

      A+: The Latest Learning Solutions to Prepare for IT Certifications
      Facilitated by: Author Jean Andrews
      Date Recorded: 3/9/2017

      Technical computing skills are invaluable in today’s career landscape, and they help prepare students for in-demand jobs.

      In order to develop these skills, students need hands-on practice with real-world computing environments and targeted certification prep.

      In this webinar, join Jean Andrews, Cengage author, as she explores textbook and technology content for the new A+ 220-901 and A+ 220-902 exams. 

      Learn how MindTap for IT helps move students down the path to employability with Live Virtual Machine Labs and certification prep accessed directly through the Learning path.

      Make the Most of MOS!
      Facilitated by: Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow
      Date Recorded: 2/28/2017

      Microsoft Office skills are essential to academic and career success. A recent white paper put them at number 4 on the top 20 skills list for “high-opportunity” occupations. In addition, an entry-level business employee holding a Microsoft Office Specialist certification (MOS) can earn significantly more than uncertified peers. 

      Join Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, a not-for-profit education research organization, as she explores a study of how instructors and students are using digital learning solutions to prepare for success on the certification exams.

      In addition, learn how Cengage’s SAM content equips students with the tools they need to get MOS certified!

      Latest in Learning Technology with MindTap for Computing
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College
      Date Recorded: 2/23/2017

      As the pace of innovation continues to accelerate, students need the best learning solutions to develop their Computing skills. MindTap for Computing powers your students from memorization to mastery. Integrated with proven SAM assignments, MindTap gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their Computing confidence.

      In this webinar, join Sandy Keeter of Seminole State College as she explores MindTap for Computing.

      SAM 365/2016 – What’s New!
      Facilitated by: SAM Marketing and Product Teams
      Date Recorded:  11/15/2016

      Join the SAM marketing and product teams to get a look at what’s new for SAM 2016/365. This webinar series will show our current functionality live along with what is coming for our October and December release dates.

      Sparking Engagement with Hot Topics in BizComm
      Facilitated by: Amy Newman, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
      Date Recorded: 11/12/2016

      In this webinar, author of Business Communication, In Person, In Print, Online and business communication instructor, Amy Newman will share some of the tips & tricks she leverages to select topics and assignments that will spark engagement in her course.

      Integrating Skills-Based Practice with MindTap in your BizComm Course
      Facilitated by: Amy Newman, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration 
      Date Recorded: 11/10/2016

      In this webinar, author of Business Communication, In Person, In Print, Online and business communication instructor herself, Amy Newman will share how MindTap, a dynamic online platform, can not only help improve class preparedness and engagement but also allow you to integrate more skills-based assignments into your business communication course with cutting edge features such as YouSeeU.  Since students and faculty are at the center of every decision we make, we need your feedback to keep us in check!

      Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship: Helping Students Put Passion into Action
      Facilitated by: Emily McLellan, Marketing Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 11/10/2016

      Would you like to foster more experiential learning in your Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship courses? You’re invited to participate in one of the following webinars to explore how MindTap helps address the challenges associated with experiential learning and group work such as effective student collaboration, scheduling, and grading fairly.

      MindTap for Human Resource Management: Using Experiential Exercises to Help Students Communicate Effectively as HR Managers
      Facilitated by: Emily McLellan, Marketing Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 11/9/2016

      Would you like to foster more experiential learning in your Intro Human Resource Mangement course? You’re invited to participate in one of the following webinars to explore how MindTap helps address the challenges associated with experiential learning and group work such as effective student collaboration, scheduling, and grading fairly.

      Keyboarding in SAM Keeps Getting Better!
      Facilitated by: Keyboarding and SAM Marketing Team
      Date Recorded: 10/31/2016

      Since its release in June 2016, Keyboarding in SAM just keeps evolving and getter better! Please join us for a webinar series for instructors on current functionality along with what is coming for our October and December release updates.

      Explore MindTap for Programming with Live Coding Labs!
      Facilitated by: Saul Costa, Founder & CEO, Codevolve
      Date Recorded: 10/28/2016

      Programming students need hands-on practice for coding skill development. Join Saul Costa, Founder & CEO of Codevolve, to explore how live coding labs available MindTap can provide an unmatched learning experience for your students.

      Save Time and Engage Students with MindTap for Computing
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter, Program Manager, Seminole State College
      Date Recorded:  10/27/2016

      MindTap integrates powerful SAM assignments to provide computing skill practice for career success with new tools to personalize learning for students. Join Sandy Keeter from Seminole State College to explore the latest tools and features for Office 365/2016.

      MindTap and Excel Online Product Showcase
      Facilitated by: Brandon Foltz, Nate Anderson, and Aaron Arnsparger - Cengage
      Date Recorded: 10/13/2016

      MindTap for Business Statistics includes many great learning and study aids including Aplia and CengageNOWv2 based auto-gradable, algorithmic homework questions. Also, MindTap includes Excel Online which is the product of a partnership between Cengage and Microsoft. It provides actual Excel experience for students with no additional cost. In fact, it doesn’t even use a student’s individual Microsoft Office account. Excel Online opens directly from MindTap in another window of the Internet browser, eliminating issues of Mac versus PC. Each student’s work is saved in Cengage’s cloud storage. Lastly, MindTap includes our Exploring Statistics visualizations that allow you to demonstrate abstract concepts graphically and interactively. Join us to learn more!

      Office 365 vs. Office 2016 vs. Office 2013 Session
      Facilitated by: Melissa “Joey” Bryant, Program Coordinator, Forsyth Technical College
      Date Recorded:  10/7/2016

      Microsoft’s applications continue to evolve and it can difficult to keep track of the changes. Join Joey Bryant, Program Coordinator at Forsyth Technical College at she walks through the specifics and how they impact you and your students.

      Student Success Teaching Computing Online
      Facilitated by: Kathleen Borbee, Associate Professor, Monroe Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/19/2016

      From managing expectations to elevating thinking, no matter what your course material, these strategies can help improve student engagement in your online courses and flipped classes. Join Kathleen Borbee of Monroe Community College as she outlines tips and tricks for driving success in your Computing courses.

      News You Can Use: Engage Students with Real Business Communication Examples
      Presented by: Amy Newman, Cornell University
      Date Recorded: 11/5/2014

      Engage students and increase the relevance of your course by incorporating news stories and real communication examples. Hear Amy Newman, at Cornell University, talk about how she uses her blog (www.bizcominthenews.com) and social media assignments related to current events.

      Break Out the Scrubs and Activate MindTap! – Fall 2017

      Best Practices for Using the new AST Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist, 5th Edition MindTap!
      Facilitated by: The Cengage Team
      Date Recorded: 9/12/2017

      Do you want to learn which activities in MindTap will drive your student engagement? Then join the Cengage team as they discuss best practices for using the Surgical Technology MindTap and explore some of the key features, including the new Mayo Tray Setup Simulation.

      Q&A Session: MindTap for Surgical Technology
      Date Recorded: 10/4/2017

      View members of the Cengage product, sales, and marketing team as they answer questions straight from the audience. This is your time to find out how to get the most out of your MindTap experience.

      Demo of MindTap for Moini's The Pharmacy Technician, 3rd Edition!
      Facilitated by: The Cengage Product & Marketing Team
      Date Recorded: 7/21/17

      Join the Cengage Product and Marketing team for a quick demo of the all new MindTap for Moini's The Pharmacy Technician, 3rd Edition. Learn about the key features that will help drive your students' engagement.

      Demo of the New MindTap for the AST's Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist, 5th Edition!
      Facilitated by: Cengage Health Care Team
      Date Recorded: 6/14/17

      Listen in on the Cengage Product and Marketing team for a quick demo of the all new MindTap for AST's Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist, Fifth Edition. Learn about the unique features that will help drive your students' engagement, including the recently developed tray-building simulation exercises.

      Automotive Theory Simulation Webinar
      Facilitated by: Rob Thompson and the Cengage Automotive team
      Date Recorded: 3/30/2017

      Join Cengage and Rob Thompson for a presentation of the all new Automotive Theory simulations and how to easily implement them into your daily life within MindTap!

      Trends and Issues Shaping the Education Landscape: Social Justice: Historical Perspectives

      Trends and Issues Shaping the Education Landscape: Preschool Suspension and Expulsion
      Facilitated by: Authors Lynn Marotz and Sara Kupzyk
      Date Recorded: 10/11/2017

      Please join Professor Lynn Marotz and Dr. Sara Kupzyk for a discussion around what is driving suspension and expulsion in early childhood settings and more effective ways to address this problem.

      Students Are More Than Their GPA - MindTap for Education and Pathbrite (ePortfolio) Training
      Facilitated by: Sandy Owen, Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 10/23/2017

      View our training session on the integration of MindTap for Education and the ePortfolio solution, Pathbrite, that lets pre-service students document their professional growth and demonstrate completion of assignments for graduation, accreditation, and eventual state licensure.

      Preparing Classroom-Ready Elementary Education Teachers Webinar Series
      View our exciting new webinar series—Preparing Classroom-Ready Elementary Education Teachers. In this webinar series we talk with first-rate Cengage Elementary Education authors—you’ll get to know them, what’s new in their respective fields and how their text prepares pre-service Elementary Education students to be classroom-ready. We also show MindTap—the digital solution that accompanies the book—which has proved effective in sparking student engagement and boosting outcomes.

      Elementary Education Literacy Methods
      Facilitated by: Author Dr. David Cooper
      Date Recorded: 9/27/2017

      In this webinar, author of Literacy: Helping Students Construct Meaning and emeritus professor at Ball State University, Dr. David Cooper, will talk about the state of K-8 literacy programs, how to teach elementary literacy with success, and the highlights of his new edition. We’ll also show MindTap—the digital solution that accompanies the book—that powers students from memorization to mastery and prepares classroom-ready, reflective teachers.

      The World is in Your Pocket: The Globalization of Daily Life in the IR Classroom
      Date Recorded: 3/14/2017

      As an International Relations instructor, how do you help ensure students can effectively draw connections between themselves and world events? 

      Join us as Dr. Gregory Dixon, Cengage Faculty Partner shares insights, resources and strategies for helping students see the IR in their daily lives.

      Teaching in Interesting Times: Engaging Students with the World around Them
      Date Recorded: 3/2/2017

      Brexit, Bollywood, the Bataclan. Aleppo, Juba, Sana’a. Even the Eurovision song contest. Global events happen every day. Do they drive discussion in your course?

      Join us as Dr. Gregory Dixon, Cengage Faculty Partner shares insights, resources and best practices for using current events to explain enduring concepts.

      Counselor Education in the Digital Age: Using Cutting Edge Technology to Increase Interactive Learning
      Facilitated by: Author Diane Gehart
      Date Recorded: 4/7/2017

      Join Dr. Diane Gehart to increase interactive learning in class and online with the latest digital options. Participants will learn about new online platforms that include interactive video-based learning exercises in which students practice specific counseling techniques as well as interactive technologies using live human actors and on-screen avatars. Additionally, Dr. Gehart will discuss in-class and online options for teaching specific interventions using her new video series that is free to instructors who adopt the text. These techniques are applicable for counseling theory courses, introductory skill classes, practicum courses, and any course in which in-session skills are taught.

      Winning Strategies to Improve Criminal Justice Research and Writing Skills
      Facilitated by: Eugene Matthews, Associate Professor, Park University and Co-Facilitator Scott Rudeen, Online CJ Program Chair, Broadview University
      Date Recorded: 3/27/17, 3/31/17

      Do your criminal justice students have poor research skills? Have you been looking for new ways to improve their writing skills? If so, this workshop is for you!

      In criminal justice we know quality research can produce quality reports, and quality reports are central to successful investigations and prosecutions.

      In this interactive workshop Eugene will share some best practices and resources he uses to aid students in developing quality criminal justice research and enhance writing skills. Whether you teach online, face-to-face, or hybrid courses, you’ll discover applying these best practices and resources will improve your students’ outcomes.  He’ll also show you how just a simple flowchart used with any student response system can increase student comprehension and engagement.

      As this is an interactive workshop, participants are encouraged to share their own best practices for empowering criminal justice students research and writing skills.

      Family Therapy Education in the Digital Age: Using Cutting Edge Technology to Increase Interactive Learning
      Facilitated by: Diane Gehart
      Date Recorded: 3/31/17

      Join Dr. Diane Gehart to increase interactive learning in class and online with the latest digital options. Participants will learn about new online platforms that include interactive video-based learning exercises in which students practice specific therapeutic techniques as well as interactive technologies using live human actors and on-screen avatars. Additionally, Dr. Gehart will discuss in-class and online options for teaching specific therapeutic interventions using her new video series that is free to instructors who adopt the text. These techniques are applicable for family therapy theory courses, introductory skill classes, practicum courses, and any course in which in-session skills are taught.

      Engaging and Assessing Adolescents: An Interview with Megan and Maddie
      Facilitated by: Ronald Rooney
      Date Recorded: 3/24/2017

      Interviewing methods often have an adult-centric focus that ignores normal development and cultural variations. This session will include a presentation of a recently developed video focusing on interviewing and assessment. The presenters will discuss tactics and best practices for using the video, “An Interview with Megan and Maddie,” in teaching engagement and assessment with adolescents.

      National Criminal Justice Month - Cengage Professional Development Webinars

      Best Practices to Develop Critical Thinking & Decision Making in Criminal Justice
      Facilitated by: Scott Rudeen, CJ Online Program Chair, Broadview University and Co-Facilitator Eugene Matthews, Associate Professor, Park University
      Date Recorded: 3/17/2017

      One of the biggest challenges in teaching criminal justice can be how to help students develop the critical thinking skills needed to make informed decisions. 

      Discover how you can empower your criminal justice students to build their critical thinking skills so they have the confidence to make and justify their decisions. Participants will be asked to share their own best practices in both residential or online courses. Plus, attendees will learn how scenario-based learning can be a tool to power students from memorization to mastery. 

      Scott Rudeen will discuss his best practices and highlight how he uses MindTap for Criminal Justice to improve his students’ critical thinking and decision making skills.

      National Criminal Justice Month - Cengage Professional Development Webinars

      Effective Ways to Increase Student Engagement & Retention in Criminal Justice
      Facilitated by: Scott Rudeen, CJ Online Program Chair, Broadview University and Eugene Matthews, Associate Professor, Park University
      Date Recorded: 3/10/2017

      Struggle to keep your students interested?  Wish you could motivate them to be more engaged?  Do you have a proven way how you improve student retention when teaching residential or online courses?

      Knowledge is power – so attend this interactive workshop (designed as a think tank) where you will learn from colleagues and share your effective ways to engage students, identify those that are at risk, and help build their confidence to succeed in criminal justice.

      Scott Domowicz will discuss his best practices and spotlight several ways he has successfully used MindTap for Criminal Justice to better engage and reach students where they are – improving overall retention as a direct result.

      Integrative Counseling
      Facilitated by: Gerald Corey
      Date Recorded: 3/8/2017

      Author and educator Dr. Gerald Corey shares the theories he draws on in his own integrative approach to counseling, as well as how to teach students to think from integrative perspectives. Moving beyond the basics of learning and understanding theories, Dr. Corey explains commonalities between theories, the importance of a personal theoretical approach, and advice on guiding students in developing their own counseling perspective. Dr. Corey’s books include Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, releasing its 10th edition in November.

      There’s a MindAPP for That!: InSite2, Powered by TurnItIn
      Facilitated by: Audrey Wick, Blinn College
      Date Recorded: 11/17/2016

      English professors spend countless hours grading papers and providing students with valuable feedback. While this is necessary, it can also be both time-consuming and tiring. In Part 4 of the “There’s a MindAPP for That!” webinar series, learn how InSite2, powered by TurnItIn, can help you grade papers more effectively. QuickMarks, PeerMarks, rubrics, and voice-recorded comments are just a few of the features of InSite2. In addition, Originality Reports help to prevent plagiarism, saving you time and promoting student success!

      Managing Online Ethics
      Facilitated by: Dr. Kim Strom-Gottfried, PhD, LISW
      Date Recorded: 11/14/2016

      This webinar introduces social networking and the ethical tensions they can create for helping professionals. The rapid and pervasive arrival of online networking through blogs, chat rooms, Facebook, and LinkedIn has created unique challenges in the field. The application of familiar ethical concepts, client privacy, professional boundaries, worker self-disclosure, conflicts of interest, and informed consent all take on new forms and complexities in light of technological advances. You will receive guidance on how to translate clinical and ethical standards for a changing electronic environment.

      Kim Strom-Gottfried, PhD, LISW is the Smith P. Theimann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work and teaches in the areas of direct practice, higher education, and human resource management. Dr. Strom-Gottfried has written over 60 articles, monographs and chapters on ethics and practice. She is the author of Straight Talk about Professional Ethics and The Ethics of Practice with Minors: High Stakes and Hard Choices and the forthcoming book Cultivating Courage. She is co-author of the texts Best of Boards, Direct Social Work Practice and Teaching Social Work Values and Ethics: A Curriculum Resource.

      Engaging and Assessing Adolescents: An Interview with Megan and Maddie
      Facilitated by: Drs. Ronald Rooney, Pa Der Vang, and Joan Blakey
      Date Recorded: 11/11/2016

      Interviewing methods often have an adult-centric focus that ignores normal development and cultural variations. This session will include a presentation of a recently developed video focusing on interviewing and assessment. The presenters will discuss tactics and best practices for using the video, “An Interview with Megan and Maddie,” in teaching engagement and assessment with adolescents.

      The presenters are among the authors of Direct Social Work Practice which is now available in the 10th edition. Dr. Rooney is Professor Emeritus from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Dr. Vang is Associate Professor at University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine’s , St. Paul Mn. Dr. Blakey is Associate Professor and Chair of Social Work at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

      There’s a MindAPP for That!: NetTutor and Questia
      Facilitated by: Audrey Wick, Blinn College
      Date Recorded: 10/27/2016

      Writing and research are core components of Freshman Composition courses; however, many students today lack the skills necessary to be successful in these areas. In Part 3 of the “There’s a MindAPP for That!” webinar series, learn how NetTutor and Questia can help your students navigate the writing and research processes. NetTutor provides personalized tutoring for students while Questia gives them access to a vast library of books and articles, in addition to tools for essay planning and organization.

      Teaching Essential Skills through the use of Videos
      Facilitated by: Ed Jacobs and Chris Schimmel, West Virginia University
      Date Recorded: 10/1/2016

      Student mastery of concepts is always challenging in today’s classroom! Even more challenging is the ability to capture student’s attention in an engaging and meaningful way. Please join a group of your peers for an informative webinar on techniques to increase student engagement through the use of videos with Ed Jacobs of West Virginia University and Chris Schimmel authors of Group Counseling, 8/e.

      Ed and Chris present throughout the United States and world over 20 workshops each year on Impact Therapy, creative counseling, and group counseling for state and national conferences, agencies, school districts, and organizations.  They are known for their practical, down-to-earth style in both their presentations and their books.

      There’s a MindApp for That!
      Listen in on 4-part webinar series with Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Audrey Wick, an English professor at Blinn College, and Senior Marketing Manager, Kina Lara, also an English professor at San Jacinto College, where we will identify common problems English instructors (and their students) face and show you to how solve those problems with MindTap!

      Part 1: JUST IN TIME Module and Aplia Assignments
      Facilitated by: Audrey Wick, Blinn College
      Date Recorded: 9/13/2016

      Today’s Freshman Composition students are often coming in to classes at lower and more varied levels. Meeting the individual needs of all students can be difficult and time-consuming. In Part 1 of the “There’s a MindAPP for That!” webinar series, learn how the JUST IN TIME module, made up of Aplia assignments, within MindTap can help you meet students where they’re at but get them where they need to be. 

      Getting Started using MindTap for Criminal Justice
      Facilitated by: Scott Rudeen, Online Program Chair, Globe University
      Date Recorded: 8/16/2016

      In the training webinar, Scott Rudeen will help you hit the ground running using MindTap for Criminal Justice!  This just-in-time webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap for Criminal Justice that will get your CJ students engaged and mastering course content – right from Day One!  Start your term off right by viewing this Getting Started training webinar!

      Using Digital in Your Logic, Philosophy, and Ethics Courses

      Facilitated by: Dr. Lori Watson, Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of San Diego
      Date Recorded:  3/29/2016

      Join Dr. Lori Watson, Chair of the Philosophy Department of the University of San Diego, to explore digital learning approaches to help your students in your introductory logic, philosophy, and ethics courses be more prepared for class and engaged with the content of your course.

      Explore Art Globally and Thematically with Cengage 

      Facilitated by: Margaret Lazzari and Dona Schlesier
      Date Recorded: 4/3/2015 
      Hear Margaret Lazzari and Dona Schlesier, authors of Exploring Art, 5th Edition, as they discuss the advantages of teaching art appreciation globally and thematically.  Then, learn how to boost engagement and excitement in your art appreciation course with help from MindTap the interactive, customizable, and online teaching and learning solution developed to further give students an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and across the globe.

      About the Presenters: 
      Margaret Lazzari is an art critic and writer whose books include Art and Design Fundamentals and The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist. An active artist, Margaret's drawings and paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States. 
      Dona Schlesier taught for 27 years at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa, where she is now Professor Emerita. Her drawings and multimedia have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

      Assessment-Supported Early Childhood Curriculum 

      Facilitated by: Shauna Adams, University of Dayton 
      Date Recorded: 3/20/2015 

      In an era of assessment driven accountability, how can we, as teacher educators, prepare students to be advocates for appropriate assessment practice?  This webinar will share ideas for developing a cohesive college experience for early childhood majors who need to understand and document how children learn and develop.  Authentic and play-based assessment strategies, portfolio development and the use of common checklists and rating scales will be discussed with the goal of developing early childhood teachers who are change agents and advocates for children.

      Gardner’s Art through the Ages and Google Earth – An Engaging Combination 

      Facilitated by: Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D., Boston University 
      Date Recorded: 2/20/2015 

       Join us for a free webinar with Fred Kleiner, award-winning author of Gardner’s Art through the Ages, 15e. Learn how to boost engagement and interest in your course with help from Google Earth, an integrated part of MindTap for Art History. Now, instead of just showing students relevant examples of art and architecture, you can take them to the exact place each work was created.  
      Journey with Fred as he demonstrates how he has used Google Earth for the past several years to enrich his lectures and to generate higher levels of student interest and participation. Get a sneak preview of Gardner 15e (publishing January 2015), learn more about what MindTap offers your students, and have your questions answered live.

      Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D., Boston University 
      Long acclaimed for his inspiring lectures and dedication to students, Professor Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities in 2002, and he is a two-time winner of the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. In 2007, he was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and, in 2009, in recognition of lifetime achievement in publication and teaching, fellow of the Text and Academic Authors Association.

      Leaders in Education Webinar: Inclusive Access – Combining Affordability and Accessibility to Produce Results
      Facilitated by: Mark Goodner, Lead Business Analyst – IU eTexts and University Information Technology Services (UITS), Indiana University Bloomington
      Date Recorded: 11/10/2016

      Inclusive Access is a business model that integrates the cost of course materials into registration fees and delivers content directly to the institution’s LMS or other preferred channel. How are institutions getting these new models off the ground?

      Hear the discussion on launching and growing inclusive access initiatives. Hosted by Mark Goodner, Lead Business Analyst – IU eTexts and University Information Technology Services (UITS) at Indiana University Bloomington, the webinar will outline their goals for pursuing inclusive access, the key stakeholders, initial and emerging challenges, and reasons for continued expansion.

      Leaders in Education Webinar: Integrating Instructional Design to Deliver Results
      Facilitated by: Shonna Dent MS, BSM, Corporate Director of Academics, IntelliTec Colleges
      Date Recorded: 11/3/2016

      Listen in on the discussion on integrating instructional design expertise to improve student learning, faculty engagement, and institutional goals. Hosted by Shonna Dent, Corporate Director of Academics at IntelliTec Colleges, the webinar will outline why IntelliTec pursued instructional design support, the results they’ve observed, and their plans for growth across emerging disciplines.

      Learn how effectively designed learning experiences can solve institutional challenges and deliver results. 

      Leaders in Education Webinar: ePortfolios – From Ideation to Execution and Expansion
      Facilitated by: John Miles, Wofford College
      Date Recorded: 10/16/2016

      From ideation to execution, how are institutions embracing ePortfolios? Listen in on a discussion on overcoming obstacles and building institutional support to grow innovation.  Hosted by Dr. John D. Miles, Dean, Center for Innovation and Learning, and Director for Institutional Effectiveness at Wofford College, the webinar will review the way his institution introduced, familiarized, and championed ePortfolios. Pathbrite’s pioneering ePortfolio platform will be highlighted.

      Leaders in Education Webinar Series:  Measuring ROI for a Competency-Based Learning Program
      Facilitated by: Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer Learning Objects & Jeff King Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning University of Central Oklahoma
      Date Recorded: 10/10/2016

      Competency-Based Learning can be an innovative way to help institutions not only improve student completion and accessibility, but also tackle institutional challenges such as measuring ROI of newly developed programs.   As a result hundreds if not thousands of institutions are toying with the idea of Competency-Based Learning.   
      Please join Jeff King, Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning from University of Central Oklahoma discuss how his institution self-funded, developed, and rolled out a CBL Program.  Throughout this launch, UCO was able to apply and receive multiple grants and measure an increase of ROI not only for the institution but for their learners.

      Guest speaker Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer of Learning Objects, will share how to bring authentic assessment, outcomes, and activities to life through a competency-based learning framework.

      Leaders in Education Webinar: ePortfolios – Leveraging Evidence to Empower Student Learning
      Presented by: Dr. Neal A. Green, Assistant Professor, Kendall College and Joel Eckroth, Technical Product Manager, Pathbrite
      Date Recorded: 8/17/2016

      ePortfolios have shown to be an effective tool to foster deep learning and demonstrate achievement at all levels. Students can showcase their knowledge, faculty can gauge their learning, institutions can leverage their success, and employers can evaluate their skills. The benefits are diverse and proven, but how are institutions getting these innovative programs off the ground?

      Listen in on the discussion on launching ePortfolio initiatives. Hosted by Dr. Neal A. Green of Kendall College, the webinar will feature his creative efforts to implement and expand ePortfolios across his institution, including tips for collaborating with administrators, faculty, and students. Pathbrite’s pioneering ePortfolio platform will also be highlighted.

      View our webinar if you’re interested in learning more about ePortfolio adoption, integration, evaluation, and opportunities for expansion.

      Leaders in Education Webinar - A Guide to Success through Competency based learning and Innovation
      Facilitated by: Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects
      Date Recorded: 7/20/2016

      When the time comes to disrupt the learning experience at your institution, what are the right technology tools to do it with? Does your current technology infrastructure allow you to be learner-centric? Whether you’re redesigning programs, mass migrating courses, or building curriculum from the ground up- now is the time to consider your choices. Now is the time to consider different learning enablement tools to improve outcomes and retention for your institution.

      Join Learning Objects’ Chief Learning Officer, Jon Mott, to learn how to integrate innovation at your institution.

      Mott will discuss:
      • The power of competency based assessment, credentialing and organized learning outcomes
      • Enhancing learner performance through instructional design
      • Learner productivity tools that improve completion & retention
      • Enablement of OER to increase engagement
      • Measuring mastery and assessing data analytics while providing positive feedback for continual improvement

      Leaders in Education Series
      Facilitated by: Dr. Karl Lawrence, Dean, School of Business & Technology, Excelsior College
      Date Recorded: 3/24/2016

      Enrollments are dropping. Costs are rising. How are institutions innovating in the face of a business education evolution?

      Join us Tuesday, March 24th for a discussion on the growing demand for online and alternative MBA programs. Hosted by Dr. Karl Lawrence, Dean, School of Business & Technology at Excelsior College, the forum will introduce creative efforts to redesign the traditional business degree. If interested in learning more about affordability, accessibility, certification, and online MBA delivery, this is a webinar not to miss!

      Innovative Digital Learning Environment Workshop
      Facilitated by: Bill Hughes
      Date Recorded: 3/17/2016

      Join Learning Objects Chief Strategy Officer, Bill Hughes, to discuss how to optimally innovate without limiting choices around learning experiences, accessibility, and affordability. 

      Leaders in Education Series:  Next Generation Digital Learning Webinar
      Facilitated by: Jon Mott
      Date Recorded: 3/16/2016

      Join Learning Objects Chief Learning Officer and previously the Managing Director of the Center for Instructional Design and Institutional Learning Technology Strategy at Brigham Young University to discuss a transformational paradigm shift in the way institutions and education providers should think about learning environments. By rethinking the learning infrastructure status quo, we can create transformational learning experiences and outcomes for students.

      Inclusive Access and Retention
      Facilitated by: Jenny Beaver and Carolyn Holbert 
      Date Recorded: 11/18/2015

      Listen in as Dr. Carolyn Holbert and Jenny Beaver from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College discuss the integration of an inclusive access model for thousands of students. They will also share the steps through which this implementation occurred and any challenges or best practices that have resulted from it including retention rate changes.
      Thought Leadership Recap: Inclusive Access and Student Retention

      Accessibility and Online Course Design
      Facilitated by: Kristina Mitchell from Texas Technical University
      Date Recorded: 11/10/2015

      Please join Kristina Mitchell from Texas Technical University discuss how her department re invented the delivery method and content of their online courses.  Kristina will dive in to the reasons behind TTU’s implementation and the results they have since yielded.
      Thought Leadership Recap: Accessibility & Content Delivery

      Demonstrating the Value of Your Library – Data that makes a difference
      Date Recorded: May 22, 2014  

      School libraries make a difference. What measurements are being used to show the strength and effectiveness of the resources and programs offered to students and teachers? Watch this webinar featuring school librarians from Oxford (MI) High School and Hinsdale (IL) Central High School who share how they measure their library programs’ success and impact on students. The webinar covers defining useful anecdotal and statistical data, building relationships with students and teachers to create curriculum and assessments, and collecting and using data to measure student growth.

      Merging High School Science with Common Core Standards
      Webcast Date:
      March 14, 2014  

      How do you gear your classroom teachings to align with the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? Hear from three teachers at Paul D. Schreiber High School in New York and how they are working together to tackle this head-on. In this webinar, instructors, Michal Cohan, Mary Seligman, and Joy Grasso-Krebs show how they work as a team to integrate ELA standards into science-based projects and take basic level Chemistry projects and alter them to meet CCSS. In addition the group demonstrates how they are meeting CCSS for Honors Biology through the use of online resources such as Gale’s Science in Context.

      CLiC and In Context – Working Together to Energize Classroom Learning
      Facilitated by: Ryan Lefton, Director of Digital Strategy for the School Division at Gale-Cengage Learning and Lemma Shomali, Senior Product Manager at Gale-Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2014  

      See how CLiC and In Context work together to provide digital content covering core areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and World and U.S. History. Learn about how these products support Common Core and national standards in addition to understanding how CLiC can help schools make the transition from textbooks to digital resources.

      Engage with the Smithsonian Editors 
      Facilitated by: Troy Anderson, Sr Market Development Manager, Marketing
      Date Recorded: 11/20/2013  

      Have you ever wondered what it was like to work for one of world’s most esteemed institutions? Here’s your chance! Get the insider’s perspective as Linda Shiner, editor of Air & Space magazine, and Tom Frail, senior editor of Smithsonian magazine, provide a riveting view into these remarkable magazines, now part of Gale’s exciting new online resource, Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive.

      Building a Digital Curriculum with Library Resources to Support Common Core 
      Facilitated by: Jan Snyder, district media specialist for Oregon City Schools; Tim Graham is principal,Oregon City Service Learning Academy; David Jones teaches Government, Global Studies, and U.S. History, Oregon City Service Learning Academy
      Date Recorded: 10/3/2013  

      Teachers want the most current, accurate, and relevant curriculum materials—and now texts must also meet Common Core standards. Finding the right materials can be both difficult and time consuming. Join us to find out how one district media specialist is working together with teachers to support learning across multiple subjects and classrooms while supporting Common Core curricula.

      What is Artemis? 
      Facilitated by: Jim Draper, Vice President and Publisher, and Mark Drouillard, Product Manager
      Date Recorded: 6/19/2013  

      You’'re invited to explore Gale’s groundbreaking research platform that integrates digital collections and inspires innovative research. Join Jim Draper, Vice President and Publisher for Gale, and Mark Drouillard, Product Manager, as they demonstrate this new seamless experience that helps students, faculty, and researchers find a starting point, search across a wide array of materials and time, and discover new ways to analyze information.

      Meeting Common Core Standards Using Library Research and Collaboration 
      Facilitated by: Mary Seligman and Michal Cohan, Paul D. Schreiber High School 
      Date Recorded: 5/10/2013  

      This webinar will showcase the ways in which librarians and teachers can work together to meet Common Core Standards using existing materials and teaching strategies. The discussion will center on using existing and new materials to develop and enhance the teaching and learning experience while meeting the new standards. Our special guests from Paul D. Schreiber High School, Ms. Seligman (Library Media Specialist) and Ms. Cohan (English Teacher) will discuss how they have successfully developed, implemented and revised numerous projects over the past few years to reach the evolving needs of current students. They will also be discussing ways to collaborate with disciplines from around the school. We’re incredibly excited to share their experiences with you, so tell a colleague or grab a colleague, and join us for this special opportunity to discuss their ideas and best practices!

      Behind the Scenes with Gale Publishing Stories 
      Hosted by the Library Journal 
      Facilitated by: Jim Draper, Vice President and Publisher, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 5/8/2013  

      From business essentials to your love for literature, our publishing stories are diverse and rich. You have the unique opportunity to learn the story behind the Gale Business Insights Handbook series and the Gale Literature of Society Series, along with interesting details about the editorial boards, trivia, and rare insight into the rigorous publishing process – straight from Gale's experienced publishing team.

      The Making of The Daily Mail Historical Archive  
      Facilitated by: Seth Cayley, Publisher, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 4/16/2013  

      In a up close and personal webinar with one of Gale’s upcoming digital collections, Creating the Daily Mail Historical Archive, Seth Cayley will bring to light the history of this digital edition, the transformations that have taken place to the content and show you the romanticism and importance behind rescuing the thoughts, words and deeds of past generations from crumbling to dust.

      MindTap for Nutrition: Powered by You
      Facilitated by: Terry Weideman, Oakland Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/12/2017

      Learn how MindTap gives instructors complete control of their course—to design engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. The clear learning path guides students and includes study resources, conceptual "Closer Look" assignments, and Diet & Wellness Plus activities.

      MindTap for Biology: Powered by You
      Facilitated by: Reggie Cobb, Nash Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/4/2017

      Learn how MindTap gives instructors complete control of their course – to design engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. The clear learning path guides students and includes study resources, Conceptual Learning Assignments, and distributed practice with adaptive Mastery Training.

      MindTap Math Foundations – Building Student Success
      Facilitated by: The Cengage Math Team
      Date Recorded: 6/14/2017

      View our helpful virtual Office Hours and discover today’s most engaging solution for Developmental Math. From delivering engaging content to helping you challenge every individual and build their confidence, MindTap Math Foundations will ensure it all adds up to student success.

      How to Rock Your O-Chem Class: Novel Approaches to Teaching Organic Chemistry
      Facilitated by: Brent L. Iverson, University of Texas, Austin and Eric Anslyn, University of Texas, Austin
      Date Recorded: 4/6/2017

      How do your students learn organic chemistry? Do they try to memorize facts, reactions, and formulas? Or do they try to understand the underlying concepts and master the skills needed to succeed in the course?

      In this webinar, co-authors Brent Iverson and Eric Anslyn will discuss their unique approach to teaching this course as detailed in their book, Organic Chemistry, 8th Edition. Learn about their revolutionary presentation of mechanisms to help students develop an intuitive understanding of how molecules react, as well as the wealth of review materials designed to help students test their knowledge. The authors will also showcase the latest updates to the new edition, including author-created videos, available in OWLv2, which take students through the working of almost 100 example problems and key lessons from the book.

      How WebAssign for Calculus Can Refresh Algebra & Trigonometry Skills and Improve Conceptual Understanding through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Sr. Marketing Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 3/31/2017

      What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?

      The most common answer is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather their understanding of the prerequisite skills.

      Likewise, Calculus itself is a dynamic subject and we routinely hear that its concepts are best understood when presented in a dynamic manner. Although the concepts of Calculus have not changed since the days of Sir Isaac Newton, the technology available to support its teaching continuously evolves.

      We invite you to join this interactive session to learn about the unique features that Cengage delivers through the WebAssign platform to help you resolve the challenges you face in teaching Calculus.

      We look forward to speaking with you soon and to answering any questions that you may have.

      Effective Teaching Model Using a Fully-Digital Approach in Mathematics
      Facilitated by: Michael Lafreniere, Ohio University - Chillicothe
      Date Recorded: 3/31/2017

      Ask yourself the question: how can technology be used in mathematics courses? In this webinar, mathematical learning goals such as content coverage, problem-solving, and student engagement are explored and demonstrated within WebAssign, Cengage's robust and flexible online assessment system. Technology to achieve these goals can include digital video, digital whiteboards, and digital gaming.

      The format of this presentation will include a summary of experience with these technologies, good and bad, and an opportunity to ask questions and participate in the presentation as a student.

      Whether you have actively taught with WebAssign for years, or are simply interested in exploring new ideas to engage students, attend this exciting webinar to see and experience what is possible!

      Teaching the Online Intro Nutrition Course with MindTap
      Facilitated by: Roxanne Kingston, University of Southern Mississippi
      Date Recorded: 3/30/2017

      This webinar will share ideas and tips for engaging students and meeting course goals in Online Intro Nutrition courses with MindTap for Nutrition. Presenter Roxanne Kingston of the University of Southern Mississippi, “MindTap is the platform that has allowed our students to become more engaged with the content of the nutrition course, and at the same time, it has been a tool for our instructors to become more systematic and efficient in the delivery of the material to large sections of students. It has improved testing and activities within the course while providing a more interactive environment for student learning.

      Mastery Training in Biology
      Facilitated by: The Cengage Biology Team
      Date Recorded: 3/29/2017

      This webinar will show how the new Mastery Training in MindTap breaks the cycle of "procrastinate, cram, fail" by providing distributed practice for students, moving concepts from short-term to long-term memory.

      How WebAssign for Precalculus Can Refresh Prerequisite Skills and Improve Conceptual Understanding through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Sr. Marketing Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 3/23/2017

      As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

      We invite you to join this interactive session to learn about the algebra review and innovative dynamic assets that Cengage developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context.

      Help Students Fight Math Anxiety with WebAssign for Statistics
      Facilitated by: The Cengage Statistics Team
      Date Recorded: 3/15/2017

      Something we hear about often in Intro Statistics courses is that many students may enter the class without a lot of confidence in their math skills. As a result, students may face a lot of anxiety in the early going. However, while Stats involves math, it is not a math course. 

      In this webinar series, the Cengage team gets together to share some of the brand new features being added to the WebAssign platform to help address this problem. We’re committed to helping students think statistically and connect what they're learning in class to the world around them. 

      Here’s a brief overview of what we’ll cover.

      • Videos in WebAssign from sources like the BBC, CNN and Fox News provide students with current examples, introducing every chapter with real world context and questions. 
      • JMP Simulations give students a chance to visualize and interact with real data with the JMP applet with guided questions to follow.
      • Stats Labs online FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, create your own with our template or use our pre-made Labs using the Data Analysis Tool of your choice. Labs are easier than ever for students and instructors. Let students work with real data.
      • Brand new question types enables recall with open response rather than simple multiple choice.

      MindTap: Checking the Temperature of Your Meteorology Course
      Facilitated by: Eric Wagner, Marketing Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 3/10/2017

      Join us as we discuss how to engage your students with MindTap for Ahren's, Meteorology. MindTap provides you with the ability to customize your course with engaging animations and videos, an ebook, critical thinking exercises and more.

      It All Adds Up to Student Success
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian, Glendale Community College and the Cengage Product and Marketing team
      Date Recorded: 3/7/2017

      Discover how Cengage supports Developmental Math instructors and students with MindTap Math Foundations. Designed to enhance instruction and learning, MindTap Math Foundations helps students build confidence and learn skills in key areas of math - from Basic Math to Intermediate Algebra. Register for a Webinar today to learn about product, service and support options designed to promote success in math.

      It All Adds Up to Student Success
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian, Glendale Community College and the Cengage Product and Marketing team
      Date Recorded: 2/27/2017

      Discover how Cengage supports Developmental Math instructors and students with MindTap Math Foundations. Designed to enhance instruction and learning, MindTap Math Foundations helps students build confidence and learn skills in key areas of math - from Basic Math to Intermediate Algebra. Register for a Webinar today to learn about product, service and support options designed to promote success in math.

      Flip Your General Chemistry Classroom the Easy Way
      Facilitated by: John Moore, Professor of Chemistry and Martina Rau, Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison; Kristopher Kennedy, Graduate and Luke Oxtoby, Junior at University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Date Recorded: 11/1/2016

      There is sound evidence that flipping a classroom results in better learning by students but the process of flipping appears to be difficult enough to discourage many from experimenting their own classes. We have collaborated on flipping and evaluating an advanced general chemistry class and found that the process can be relatively straightforward. Instead of lecture videos, we used a printed textbook for students to study outside of class. We prepared pre-class worksheets and in-class materials based on former students’ assessment of the most difficult topics. These materials made extensive use of published questions, tutorials, simulations, and visualizations available in Cengage OWL. Students worked in small groups with these materials for two 50-min periods per week. Two whole-class meetings per week were spent on topics selected to address areas where students were having the greatest difficulty, providing motivation, preparing students for laboratory, and discussing questions. Based on analysis of covariance students in the flipped class significantly outperformed those in a traditionally organized class. A qualitative survey indicated that students preferred the flipped format and thought that they learned more.

      Around with the World with Professor Hobbs: Getting to Know World Regional Geography 4e and MindTap
      Facilitated by: Joseph J. Hobbs, University of Missouri-Columbia
      Date Recorded: 10/28/2016

      Learn about Fundamentals of World Regional Geography, 4th Edition with author Joseph Hobbs. In this webinar you’ll learn how the World Regional Geography, 4e MindTap and textbook address your critical educational needs for your geography course.

      Make an Impact in Your Astronomy Course with VAL
      Facilitated by: Michael Jacobs
      Date Recorded: 10/26/2016

      Cengage’s NEW Virtual Astronomy Labs (VAL 3.0) help you better engage students in your Astronomy courses. Developed by our team of experts, VAL 3.0 includes over 20 simulations, giving students receive an authentic online lab experience.

      View our 45-minute webinar to learn how using Virtual Astronomy Labs will help improve student engagement in your course! Join astrophysicist Michael Jacobs as he walks you through new features and best practices for using this exciting digital tool in your class!

      Designing Precalculus: A Cengage Virtual Event
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 10/21/2016

      As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

      Over the last three years, the Cengage Learning Mathematics team interviewed, observed, and surveyed thousands of students and instructors to learn more about the unmet needs of our customers and how existing online programs stack up.

      Traditionally, identifying the unmet needs of potential customers marks the end of the development story, but for MindTap, this was only the beginning. We are involving students and instructors at every stage of the development and design process.

      MindTap for Precalculus is the result of this ongoing research. Please join us for an interactive session in which we will help you to get familiar with this new digital solution and to have your questions answered.

      In designing this innovative digital solution, we aim to provide a new experience that is easy to use, maximizes your time, and keeps your students on task while delivering the right information when they need it most. We invite you to join us and help to build the experience you need in your classroom.

      Student Stress Management
      Facilitated by: Diane Hales, author
      Date Recorded: 10/12/2016

      Diane Hales, the Award-Wining author of our new Stress Management book, will teach students how to manage their stress as they adjust to college and prepare to take their mid-terms. In this stress management boot camp, students will learn all about stress, it's sources, how to manage it, and specific exercises to work through it.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Precalculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/15/2016

      As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

      We invite you to join a brief interactive session to learn about the innovative dynamic assets that Cengage Learning developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Algebra & Trig Skills Gaps
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/15/2016

      What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?

      When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom.

      We invite you to join this brief interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage Learning has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Tristan Whalen, University of Texas - Dallas
      Date Recorded: 9/22/2016

      As the mathematical study of change, calculus is a dynamic subject, and we routinely hear that students best understand its concepts when they are presented in a dynamic manner. Although the concepts of Calculus themselves do not change, the methods with which they are taught and the technology available to assist in this endeavor continuously evolve.

      We invite you to join this interactive session to learn about the innovative NEW features that Cengage Learning is developing to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      We will look forward to speaking with you soon and to answering any questions that you may have.

      MindTap Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinars: Getting Started
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/16/2016

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Algebra & Trig Skills Gaps
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 9/15/2016

      What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?

      When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom.

      We invite you to join this brief interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage Learning has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Precalculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 9/15/2016

      As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

      We invite you to join a brief interactive session to learn about the innovative dynamic assets that Cengage Learning developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context.

      New Learning Objectives Reports in OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Cengage Learning Chemistry Team 
      Date Recorded: 4/5/2016

      With OWLv2’s gradebook analytics, instructors can track student progress in real-time and pinpoint areas of weakness. Now, new reports by Learning Objectives gives instructors actionable data to improve student performance, drive retention, and report outcomes to key stakeholders.

      • View performance according to: Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy, Concepts, CourseOutcomes, Learning Objectives, and MCAT Standards 
      • Drill down to see performance at the assignment or question level 
      • Customize reports and filter results by grade percentile 
      • Export reports for further analysis 

      Join us for this webinar to learn more about the Learning Objective Reports in OWLv2.

      Building A Chemistry Toolbox: Using online learning tools to help students develop content mastery
      Facilitated by: Dr. Steven Neal, Lecturer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
      Date Recorded: 3/3/2016 

      The same is true about chemistry. To learn chemistry, students must develop one skill at a time, then practice to hone those skills until they can successfully apply their learning. Getting students to move beyond memorization and a plug-and-chug mentality is crucial.  

      In this webinar, Professor Steven Neal will discuss how OWLv2 is an integral component of his students’ learning experience. OWLv2 brings a multifaceted approach to practice that helps students construct their intuition and confidence in chemistry. Combining multimedia questions to introduce content before class with mastery questions as a follow-up to class has improved the classroom experience for both Prof. Neal and his students. 

      About the Presenter
      Professor Steven Neal completed his PhD in organic chemistry at Iowa State University in 2012 and joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as a lecturer that fall. He teaches both semesters of organic chemistry, the organic half of the GOB course, and an advanced organic chemistry course for undergraduates. He has been using OWLv2 since the fall of 2013.

      Teaching General Chemistry Concepts Using Biomolecular Contexts
      Facilitated by: Authors John W. Moore and Conrad L. Stanitski  
      Date Recorded: 3/1/2016 

      Join authors John Moore and Conrad Stanitski, both winners of the ACS Pimentel Award in Chemical Education, for this special webinar. Organic and biochemical compounds provide a rich and fascinating context within which to engage general chemistry students with major chemistry concepts. Many general chemistry principles are directly applicable in biochemistry and can be taught in biomolecular context. Among these are stoichiometry, molecular structure and bonding, equilibria, kinetics, acid-base behavior, and thermodynamics. This webinar will present a rationale for using such an approach, examples of topics taught within biomolecular context, and strategies you can use to incorporate this approach into your teaching. The authors have found that this approach is effective for a large fraction of students enrolled in most general chemistry courses, many of whom are planning careers in biomedical fields.

      Are Your Students Ready for Lab?
      Facilitated by: Bill Heslop and Tony Baldwin, Learning Science 
      Date Recorded: 11/05/2015 

      LabSkills is an online program that prepares students for their lab sessions through assignments in OWLv2, the leading online learning system for Chemistry. In this webinar, you will learn how to get your students: 
      · Engaged with practical work 
      · Prepared when they get to the lab 
      · Confident in performing the experiments 
      · Using the time in the lab effectively 

      Online Learning – The Next Generation: Introducing MindTap for General Chemistry 
      Facilitated by: Bill Vining, SUNY Oneonta and Susan Young, Hartwick College  
      Date Recorded: 3/5/2015 

      In this webinar, Dr. Bill Vining and Susan Young will show you how MindTap is the most engaging and customizable online solution in Chemistry. MindTap for General Chemistry offers an innovative learning path that seamlessly integrates interactive learning activities, narrative, and diagnostic quizzes to truly engage your students and help them achieve success. Join authors William Vining and Susan Young as they demonstrate MindTap’s rich pedagogy and powerful analytics to help you and your students focus valuable teaching and learning time.


    • Products and Initiatives


    • The Journey to Digital: Leveraging Virtual Reality in Your Course
      Date Recorded: 4/26/2017

      Learn about new, advanced ways to use digital in your classroom.  Author, professor, and speaker Corinne Hoisington will discuss how incorporating virtual and augmented reality into your course can improve student engagement and success.

      Journey to Digital: Tips to Grow Confident Learners
      Date Recorded: 2/21/2017

      Tips to grow confident learners. Instructors will discover new ways to empower students and give them the confidence they need to succeed on their next test and beyond. Scott Domowicz, an Academic Chair from Pittsburgh Technical College, will present on his experience using digital tools to raise student confidence.

      The Journey to Digital: We’re in This Together
      Facilitated by: Jason Chin, Vice President of Software Development and Jim Sherer, Vice President of Technical Support, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 1/31/2017

      Learn how Cengage is navigating its journey from print to digital and helping educators along the way. In this 45-minute webinar, Vice President of Software Development Jason Chin and Vice President of Technical Support Jim Sherer will share how this journey is teaching Cengage ways to better support its digital users with improved platform stability, increased transparency and expanded availability of customer service to help you and your students when you need it most.  Join us to find out more and ask your questions.

      LMS Integration with Brightspace by D2L 
      Date Recorded: 11/1/2016

      LMS Integration with Canvas 
      Date Recorded: 11/1/2016

      Integration with Blackboard 
      Date Recorded: 11/2/2016

      Facilitated by: Jill Staut and Matt Stoelting from Cengage

      Listen in to learn how to quickly and simply integrate Cengage digital solutions into your campus Learning Management System. Ensure students get up and running quickly and have direct access to your course materials using only their campus login. Instructors also have the option to create deep links to specific learning activities and have the results of graded activities sent directly to your LMS gradebook.

      This session will provide a 30 minute overview of the Cengage integration tools and then the last 30 minutes will be open for questions and discussion. Please note that we will use MindTap as our example, but the integration process is largely the same for Aplia, SAM, CengageNow, OWLv2, 4LTR Press Online, and CourseMate.

      The Journey to Digital: Next Stop, Mobile Apps 
      Facilitated by: Yoshi Tryba, Platform Product Manager, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 10/20/2016

      In 2015, the percentage of students owning smartphones grew to 92%, surpassing laptop ownership for the first time.

      The next installment of the Journey to Digital webinar series discusses the current state of mobile in higher education, how today’s students use mobile, and how the next generation of students want to study.  Join Yoshi Tryba as he shares ways that the industry and individual instructors are adapting learning plans to engage students through mobile.

      The Journey to Digital: 3 Ways to Use ePortfolios to Drive Student Success
      Facilitated by: Dr. Melissa Jordine, California State University, Fresno
      Date Recorded: 9/6/2016

      Looking for new ways to drive student success inside and outside of the classroom?  Join us as Dr. Melissa Jordine shares her experience using the Pathbrite ePortfolio platform in her courses, at the program level, and also to aid students in a very real way: granting them the ability to build ePortfolios highlighting the skills and accomplishments that extend beyond their GPAs.  Learn how Pathbrite has helped to promote active learning and develop important skills among Dr. Jordine’s students.

      New MindTap Features to Brighten Your Course
      Facilitated by: Yoshi Tryba, Platform Product Manager and Chris Walz, Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 7/1/2016

      This fall MindTap has exciting new features sure to please you and your students. Join the MindTap team to learn how you can empower 92% of your students to read anytime, anywhere through the free MindTap Mobile App, which now includes a full eBook for students to read on their smartphones, whether online or offline.  The team will also introduce you to Pathbrite, a new MindTap app that enables students to build ePortfolios to help advance their careers.

      The Journey to Digital: 4 Tips to Build Active Learning with Digital
      Presented by: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, North Carolina
      Date Recorded: 4/7/2016

      A recent student study found that preferred college classes combine instructor interaction with strategic learning technology or, as one student described: “A class in which the professor was engaging … encouraging and supportive… a class that was interactive and more than just opening a book or watching a PowerPoint presentation.”

      Join Professor Jenny Billings as she shares her experience and her 4 tips to build active learning with digital.   Hear how assigning content, incorporating interactive activities, and more have raised student involvement, satisfaction and success rates.

      The Journey to Digital: 3 Tips for a Successful Course Start with Digital
      Facilitated by: Dr. Tomiko M. Meeks, Texas Southern University
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2016

      The more time students spend in their digital learning platform, the more likely they are to earn better grades.  But, how can you get students to use your digital course in the first place?

      At Texas Southern University, instructors have had great success increasing engagement, interest in their subject area, and grades by implementing practices that encourage students to use their digital platform. Join us as Dr. Tomiko Meeks shares some of these practices and her tips to improve your term.

      From basic training to making it count for a grade, hear how Dr. Meeks gets her students to participate, how the number of history majors has increased, and how the number of A’s earned across her department has doubled.

      Improving Outcomes with Course Analytics: MindTap 
      Facilitated by: Gregory C. Dixon, University of West Georgia 
      Date Recorded: 4/29/2015 

      Listen in with Gregory C. Dixon, the University of West Georgia, for a review and discussion of his whitepaper: An Ounce of Prevention: Assessment and engagement data and early identification of at-risk students.  Greg will spend 20 minutes reviewing how he incorporated a combination of the MindTap Progress App course analytics and student learning outcomes assessment to identify at-risk students in the first three weeks of the course in order to improve retention and outcomes in his American Government course.

      The remainder of the webinar will be spent with Q&A from attendees.  Greg will address:

      • The importance of early identification and the mechanisms to identify and assess at-risk students
      • Tools within MindTap that you can quickly and easily employ to foster engagement and increase outcomes and retention
      • How you can blend engagement and assessment for early identification
      • Methods and instruments of intervention to improve outcomes and retention

      7 Reasons to Flip the College Classroom – And How to Do It 
      Presented by:  Marc Alan Sperber and  Craig Dane Roberts 
      Date Recorded: 11/20/2014 

      Interested in engaging students in new ways, while activating deeper learning and better retention? Join Cengage Learning and guest speakers Craig Roberts and Marc Sperber for a virtual workshop on how and why to flip your college course. In this webinar, Craig, a professor of neuroscience and education at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, and Marc, an educational technologies consultant at the Duke University School of Nursing, talk about what drew them to the flipped classroom model and their experiences in helping faculty across the curriculum to flip their courses. Marc and Craig introduce the theoretical foundation of their approach—Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles of Effective Education – and apply it to their real-world experiences and best practices for “flipping” learned in their own classroom and work with other faculty.

      Inclusive Access Partnerships: New models for affordable, accessible course materials 
      Facilitated by: Samantha S. Birk, Associate Director for Instructional Technologies Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne 
      Jason Lorgan, UC Davis Stores - University of California, Davis 
      Date Recorded: 10/24/2014

      Instructors report that students who come to class prepared perform better. Yet a third of students’ site cost as the reason they wait to purchase course materials. Learn how inclusive access partnerships support student success by ensuring all students have affordable and immediately accessible course materials on the first day of class.

      Join the discussion and learn why your colleagues in higher education decided to implement these models on their campuses, and how they have successfully done so.

      MindTap ThinkNation Webinar Series  

      MindTap ThinkNation: End on High Note! 
      Presented by: Rochelle Beatty, Program Manager and Damon Givehand, Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 11/18/2014 


      Would you like to know how MindTap can be used to keep your students engaged in the course material through the end of the semester AND prepare them to finish successfully? If so, then join us and learn ways to customize course content and become similar to a co-author of the text. We’ll share strategies for engaging students with the content, with other students, and with the instructor while promoting accountability and the kind of preparedness that will have you and your students singing victory songs on the last day of class.

      Shall We Dance? (Mind)Tapping your way to Measuring Student Engagement 
      Facilitated by: Maggi Miller, Manager and Stacy Holliday, Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 10/31/14

      Do you have both at-risk students who struggle and top performing students who need a challenge? MindTap’s analytics can assist you to “dance” your way to the best practices for all your students. This webinar will focus on the variety of deep analytics available to you at both the student and course level.

      Getting Started with 4LTR Press
      Facilitated by: Laura Redden, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 1/11/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of WebAssign that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Ivy Tech - The NEW 4LTR Press!
      Facilitated by: Chris Walz, Steve Joos, and Kevin Loane, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 2/12/2016

      Cengage Learning invites you to attend an Ivy Tech-exclusive webinar about 4LTR Press. Discover how 4LTR Press solutions bring student-tested, instructor-approved solutions to your Ivy Tech course. These affordable solutions bring a comprehensive learning experience to students, including the Blackboard-integrated 4LTR Press Online, which works on ANY device. The print component offers innovative, engaging content designed to meet the learning practices of today’s students.

      4LTR Press Online... From Start to Finish!
      Facilitated by: Lauren McMahon, Marketing Coordinator for Digital Solution
      Date Recorded: 2/10/2016

      First time 4LTR Press Online User?  You'll learn how easy it is to set up your course, and how 4LTR Press Online gives your students the tools to succeed in your class on any device at any time while also keeping you connected to how well they understand the foundations of your course.

      Strategies and Tips for Teaching Online 
      Facilitated by:
      Pat Galitz, Business Administration faculty member at Southeast Community College
      Date Recorded: 04/17/2014  

      View and listen in on our one-hour webinar with Pat Galitz as she shares strategies and tips for teaching online discussion–based courses.  You’ll see examples of activities and assignments that really work in the online environment as well as innovative techniques for getting students engaged in your online course. We will show you various resources and tools that you can use including examples from 4LTR Press, a student-tested, faculty-approved solution from Cengage Learning. 

      Resources »   

      Preparing Students for Finals with MindTap
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings, Cengage Faculty Partner — Rowan Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 4/4/2017

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on using analytics to identify struggling students and challenge top performers.  We will look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let's end the term strong!

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement with MindTap
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings, Rowan Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 2/16/2017

      You've started class and are in the swing of things now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with MindTap tools and strategies.

      Getting Started – MindTap for Computing
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter, Professor and Program Manager at Seminole State College
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2017

      Spring courses are right around the corner!

      MindTap gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their computing confidence. Are you ready to make the most of your learning technology?

      Join Sandy Keeter, Professor and Program Manager at Seminole State College, to learn some of the best practices for getting started with MindTap for Computing.

      Getting Started with MindTap
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 1/11/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      MindTap Just-in-Time Training and Development Office Hour - Ending Strong
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 12/15/2016

      View Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College discuss questions and ideas following the Ending Strong with MindTap webinar and podcast.

      MindTap Just-in-Time Training and Development Office Hour - Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/20/2016

      View Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College answering questions received after watching Moving into Midterms webinar or the podcast.

      MindTap Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinars
      Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Charles Mundy-Castle, Lecturer of Mathematics, Central New Mexico Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/7/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new MindTap tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      MindTap Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinars
      Getting Started
      Facilitated by: Charles Mundy-Castle, Lecturer of Mathematics, Central New Mexico Community College
      Date Recorded: 9/16/2016

      This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      MindTap Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Just-in-Time Training & Development Webinars
      Getting Started
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/16/2016

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of MindTap that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/6/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new MindTap tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      MindTap Just-in-Time Training and Development Office Hour
      Facilitated by: Jenny Billings Beaver, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      Date Recorded: 8/22/2016

      View Professor Jenny Billings Beaver of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College discuss questions or ideas received after the Getting Started with MindTap webinar and watching the podcast.

      Introductory Computing Summer Training Series - MindTap (with integrated SAM assignments!)
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College
      Date Recorded: 7/21/2016

      Now is a great time to get up to speed on your course technology, and Cengage's Faculty Partners are here to help! In this webinar series, fellow instructors will show you how to create a course, navigate the platform, create and schedule assignments, and more.

      Get a Jump on the Mid-Semester Slump with MindTap!
      Facilitated by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins: Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning; Leanne DeFoor: Senior Lecturer of Business Law at Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 3/1/2016

      It’s that point in the term when some of your students start to lose steam. You’ve covered a lot of information since classes started, and now your students just don’t seem as motivated as they were at the start of the term.  If only you could press a "reset" button.  Well … you can … with MindTap!

      Find out how MindTap can support you in your efforts to re-energize and re-engage your students!  Join Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, Senior Digital Educator, and Leanne DeFoor, Senior Lecturer at the University of West Georgia, to learn you how to use MindTap to avoid the dreaded mid-semester slump and position your students to re-fire and finish strong!

      MindTap Sneak Peek:  A New MindTap Interface to Enhance Engagement
      Facilitated by: Jared Mann, Vice President, MindTap and Scott Whitmore, Director, User Experience, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 2/23/2016

      Say goodbye to those dark colors of old and welcome a fresh, new palette sure to grab your students’ attention and increase engagement.

      Join us for a sneak peek at MindTap’s entirely new look and feel. Learn when the new user experience will be available and how MindTap’s new interface meets the needs of instructors and students as we continue the journey to digital.

      There’s an App for That!
      Facilitated by: Shawn Orr -  Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Dr. Josh Robinson- Assistant Professor of Economics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 2/2/2016 

      We all know it’s the thought that counts and MindTap has several MindApps that allow your students to do just that.  For example, In MindTap, students using the Flashcard app more than 10 times during the term are more likely to get a 90% average or better.  Learn how the following MindApps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them:
      a. Flashcards, notebook, ReadSpeaker
      b. Google docs, RSS feeds
      c. ConnectYard
      d. Study Tools
      e. Online homework solutions  

      A Part of Their World
      Facilitated by: Dr. Keith Sisson - Graduate Studies Coordinator at University of Memphis and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 2/11/2016

      Study tools, assignments, the mobile app—it all adds up to the student experience.  Let us give you a glimpse into MindTap from a student’s perspective so you can understand how your MindTap course helps your students make learning count. Dr. Keith Sisson, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, will teach you tips and tricks to ensure your students stay on top of their assignments.

      Progress & Analytics: The Formula for Engagement
      Facilitated by: Damon Givehand -  Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Audrey Wick-  English professor and kinesiology instructor at Blinn College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2016

      Learn how MindTap Analytics not only provide you with insight about your students’ level of understanding but also about their interaction with your course content. Success or struggles — MindTap Analytics makes your students stand out so you can intervene to make it count.

      Multiply Engagement with Multimedia
      Facilitated by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, Senior Digital Educator and Greg Rivera-Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 1/21/2016

      “Tell me and I’ll forget.  Teach me and I may remember.  Involve me and I’ll understand.” – Benjamin Franklin. Engagement is the key to understanding.  When students are provided with multi-media and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize the interactive ebook with activities, exercises, and assessments by adding existing content, creating and adding new content, and using the read-speaker, highlighter, and dictionary.  By using multimedia in your MindTap course you are making it count! 

      Adding + Moving + Hiding + Reordering = Learning Path Customization
      Facilitated by: Greg Rivera - Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning and Mary Poffenroth, M.S. -  Instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences at San Jose State University and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 12/17/2015

      Add items, hide sections, move units—it all sums up to a customized MindTap course.  Students are 70% more likely to use MindTap for at least one hour per week if the learning path is customized.  Learn how to easily make a seamless connection between your MindTap course and your classroom so you can make the connection and make it count!

      Make it Count!  It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3
      Facilitated by: Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins- Senior Digital Educator, Cengage Learning; Trace Etienne-Gray - History Education Specialist and Senior Instructor at Texas State University and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner  
      Date Recorded: 12/9/2015

      Make it count. Students spend 50% more time working in MindTap if it counts for at least 20% of their grade.  A successful start is easy as 1, 2, 3.  Learn how to:
      1) Create a course 
      2) Use MindTap "out of the box" 
      3) Use MindTap elements to increase engagement and improve critical thinking--because it's really the thought that counts. 

      Two Cheers and Two Claps for MindTap Mind Apps-Part Two
      Facilitated by: Shawn Orr, Digital Educator
      Date Recorded: 11/18/2015

      Are you in search of strategies and different media to engage all the learning styles and preferences in your classrooms?  MindTap has you covered.  This session focuses on how the following Mind Apps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them:
      a) ConnectYard
      b) Study Tools
      c) Online homework solutions 

      Two Cheers and Two Claps for MindTap Mind Apps-Part One
      Facilitated by: Shawn Orr, Cengage Learning Digital Educator
      Date Recorded: 11/4/2015

      Are you in search of strategies and different media to engage all the learning styles and preferences in your classrooms?  MindTap has you covered.  This session focuses on how the following Mind Apps engage students and help them master course content using tools that work best for them:
      a) Flashcards, notebook, ReadSpeaker 
      b) Google docs, RSS feeds 
      c) YouSeeU, Insight, Questia

      Engage Your Students with MindTap for Nutrition
      Facilitated by: Terry Weideman, Instructor at Oakland Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/15/2015

      Learn about how you can deliver what you know is best for your students with MindTap for Nutrition! MindTap is the digital learning solution that transforms today’s students into critical thinkers. You can easily personalize the material and utilize the Diet & Wellness Plus app that demonstrates the personal relevance of your course.

      Shine the Light on Progress: Track Student Progress and Engagements
      Facilitated by: Damon Givehand, Cengage Learning Digital Educator
      Date Recorded: 10/14/2015

      Grades provide some information about how students are learning, but knowing about their engagement is even better. MindTap Analytics not only provides faculty with insight about students’ level of understanding but also about interaction with course content. This session, offered at the midpoint of the course, takes a look at the valuable data found in the gradebook and analytics tab.

      Engage Your Students with MindTap for Biology
      Facilitated by: Tom Ziolkowski, Executive Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 10/14/2015

      Learn about how you can deliver what you know is best for your students with MindTap for Biology! MindTap is the digital learning solution that transforms today’s students into critical thinkers. You can easily personalize the material and utilize the conceptual problems to help your students go beyond rote memorization and gain an understanding.

      Get Your Students to Mastery with Distributed Practice in MindTap for Psychology with Mastery Training
      Facilitated by: Carly McJunkin, Digital Content Designer, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 9/22/2015

      Help students break the cycle of procrastinate, cram, fail by introducing them to distributed practice via Mastery Training in MindTap for their Psychology courses.

      Instructor Directed, Student Connected: MindTap for Principles of Economics
      Facilitated by: Josh Robinson, Ph.D., Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Alabama COLLAT School of Business 
      Date Recorded: 9/23/2015 

      See how the most advanced online product in economics focuses your students for success while giving you the freedom to create the course you always wanted.

      Apps for Writers  
      Facilitated by: Audrey Wick, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and English Professor at Blinn College 
      Date Recorded: 9/16/2015

      Learn how to create better thinkers, communicators, and writers with three apps in MindTap: InSite, Questia, and Net Tutor. This session will take a deep dive into these three apps and show how you can manage electronic paper submission, grading and peer review, utilize Questia’s research database and tutorials, and provide students with additional tutoring options, all directly in MindTap.

      MindTap Public Speaking Works for Students
      Facilitated by:
      Diane Carter, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Professor of Communication Studies at University of Idaho 
      Date Recorded: 9/3/2015

      Engage your students in the speech-making process with MindTap! Easy-to-use and easy-to-customize, MindTap Public Speaking works for students as the only digital solution combining all materials students need to prepare, practice and present in a singular customizable learning path. Engaging, relevant activities and assignments in MindTap are designed to elevate oral communication skills for classroom and career success.

      Create Your Composition Course, Your Way
      Facilitated by:
      Audrey Wick, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and English Professor at Blinn College 
      Date Recorded: 9/2/2015

      When students are provided with multimedia and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize MindTap specifically for a writing course.

      Play by the Book … or Not: Personalization Done Right
      Facilitated by:
      Greg Rivera, Senior Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 9/2/2015

      When students are provided with multi-media and practical content in the learning path, they become better engaged, and they experience improved outcomes. This session will review the existing interactive features within MindTap and will explore how to customize the interactive ebook with activities, exercises, and assessments by adding existing content, creating and adding new content, and using the read-speaker, highlighter, and dictionary.

      Use MindTap to ENGAGE and PREPARE Students in Business Law    
      Facilitated by: 
      Leanne DeFoor, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Senior Lecturer, Business Law and Business Administration at University of West Georgia 
      Date Recorded: 8/27/2015 

      Learn how MindTap for Business Law will hold students accountable to be prepared and engaged in the course. Move today's students beyond memorization, transforming them into critical thinkers. In this session, we will explore the unique online resources available as well as share tips and trick on how to easily set up and customize your course to fit your needs and meet your course goals.

      Communication Skills Practice with YouSeeU in MindTap    
      Facilitated by: 
      Melody Alexander, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operation Management in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University 
      Date Recorded: 8/20/2015 

      Join Melody Alexander from Ball State University to learn how you can provide effective communication skills practice through YouSeeU in MindTap. 

      Eyes on the Prize: MindTap’s Learning Path Keeps Students Organized 
      Facilitated by: 
      Audrey Wick, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and English Professor at Blinn College 
      Date Recorded: 8/19/2015 

      The fewer clicks students have to make, the lower the likelihood they will get off task. In short, if you keep the taps on the mouse low, you keep the focus and organization high. This session will focus on how to hide, move, and reorder items in the learning paths as well as how to rename folders and add activities in the learning path to increase students’ persistence.

      Turn on the Light 
      Facilitated by: 
      Greg Rivera, Senior Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 8/12/2015 

      We all know the sooner students are connected to and engaged in a course, the greater the chances of success. This session will be focused on getting your MindTap course “up and running,” and cover the basics you need to know in order to have a successful start using MindTap. You’ll learn how to create a course, how to use MindTap “out of the box,” and how to use MindTap elements to increase engagement and improve critical thinking.

      MindTap Summer Release Sneak Peek 
      Facilitated by: 
      The MindTap Team at Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 5/28/2015 

      Get the scoop on what’s coming in the MindTap platform this Summer! We’ll share information about:

      • The MindTap Mobile App
      • The New “Study Center”
      • The New Message Center
      • Other Product Improvements

      Improving Outcomes with Course Analytics: MindTap 
      Facilitated by: 
      Gregory C. Dixon, University of West Georgia 
      Date Recorded: 4/29/2015 

      Listen in with Gregory C. Dixon, the University of West Georgia, for a review and discussion of his whitepaper: An Ounce of Prevention: Assessment and engagement data and early identification of at-risk students.  Greg will spend 20 minutes reviewing how he incorporated a combination of the MindTap Progress App course analytics and student learning outcomes assessment to identify at-risk students in the first three weeks of the course in order to improve retention and outcomes in his American Government course.

      The remainder of the webinar will be spent with Q&A from attendees.  Greg will address:

      • The importance of early identification and the mechanisms to identify and assess at-risk students
      • Tools within MindTap that you can quickly and easily employ to foster engagement and increase outcomes and retention
      • How you can blend engagement and assessment for early identification
      • Methods and instruments of intervention to improve outcomes and retention

      Student-to-Student Learning, Powered by FlashNotes 
      Facilitated by:
      Lester Left on, President Emeritus of Kent State and Lou Lataif, Dean Emeritus of the School of Business at Boston University 
      Date Recorded: 10/17/2014

      Join Lester Lefton, President Emeritus of Kent State and Lou Lataif, Dean Emeritus of the School of Business at Boston University as they share the power of peer to peer education. We’ll also be joined by Michael Matousek as he shares the story of his company, Flashnotes.com, and its mission to compliment and reinforce the in-class experience and assigned textbook through the Flashnotes.com marketplace. By leveraging original student-created content, students have another opportunity to get help in real-time, preventing them from falling behind throughout the semester, to improve academic outcomes, student retention and graduation rate. In addition, hear the thoughts and experiences of fellow educators on this topic, and learn how you can help your students to take advantage of this technology.

      MindTap in D2L: Your ‘link’ to a simpler and more engaging experience. 
      Facilitated by: 
      Jill Staut, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 10/16/2014 

      Learn how you can create a seamless user experience for both you and your students by integrating MindTap into your D2L course.  Our flexible integration options allow you to create a unique learning experience for your students by blending your own content with deep links to MindTap activities.  Need to have grades reported into D2L? No problem – with LMS integration you simply choose which graded items you want synched and they will automatically be synched as students complete assignments.

      MindTap in Blackboard: Your ‘link’ to a simpler and more engaging experience. 
      Facilitated by: 
      Jill Staut, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 10/7/2014 

      Learn how you can create a seamless user experience for both you and your students by integrating MindTap into your Blackboard course. Our flexible integration options allow you to create a unique learning experience for your students by blending your own content with deep links to MindTap activities.  Need to have grades reported into Blackboard?  No problem – with LMS integration you simply choose which graded items you want synched and they will automatically be synched as students completed assignments.

      MindTap eReader  

      Turn the Light on Best Practices for Student Engagement: The MindTap eReader 
      Facilitated by:
      Audrey Wick, Reggie Cobb, and Quellis Rhodes 
      Date Recorded: 3/4/2015 
      In a recent  Gallup Survey of Faculty Views on TechnologyInside Higher Ed reported that “Virtually all faculty members and technology administrators say meaningful student-teacher interaction is a hallmark of a quality online education, and that it is missing from most online courses.” 
      How do you define "meaningful student-teacher interaction”? 
      How do you promote this type of interaction through traditional and online courses? 
      How can you and your students make optimum use of an eReader or eBook to promote engagement? 
      Listen in on a lively discussion and Q&A with featured faculty from the Inside Higher Ed article, Greg Dixon from Nashville Community College, Audrey Wick of Blinn College and student, Quellis Rhodes as they discuss best practices in student engagement and communication. We’ll focus on:

      • Discussing “meaningful student-teacher interaction” And the strategies to promote it.
      • Tools within MindTap (eReader, Mobile App and Connect Yard) that easily foster engagement and interaction.
      • How to get started over-communicating with your online students.
      • How students use online books and eReaders to learn and get better grades

      MindTap ThinkNation Webinar Series  

      Ready? Set. Go!: Starting the New Term with MindTap 
      Presented by: 
      Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, Sr. Professional Educator and Ann Wolf, Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 1/20/2015

      It's time to start your engines and set-up your MindTap course for the new term!  Attend this interactive session to learn some of the most strategic methods for getting students up and running on MindTap.  Know just how much is too much material, and engage your twenty-first century learners with a few strokes of the keyboard and a couple of clicks of the mouse.  You will leave this session equipped with tips for providing your students with a learning experience that is more personalized and relevant than ever before.  And as an added bonus, the strategies presented will save you time and energy.  You don't want to miss this session!

      Fill the Gap: Turning learners into workers 
      Facilitated by:
      Kathryn Jo Mannes - Business/Education Partnerships, Dr. Henry Johnson 
      Faculty Advisor/TeamUP, Cengage Learning, and R. Scott Domowicz - Academic Dean - Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, Hospitality & Culinary Arts, Pittsburgh Technical Institute 
      Date Recorded: 10/10/2014

      Companies are looking for students who bring skills to the employment table.  By focusing on workforce readiness throughout college education, students can leave with skills to bring value to companies and themselves.      

      Engage and Save: Quick Methods for Engaging Students 
      Presented by: 
      Shawn Orr, Professional Educator and Greg Rivera, Sr. Professional Educator, TeamUP 
      Date Recorded: 9/30/2014

      This month’s 60 minute webinar will explore best practices for the organization, development, and effective utilization of the MindTap platform within your face-to-face, blended or online courses. We will discuss ways that MindTap enables you to complete activities and assignments in new and time-saving ways.

      Competency-based Education: Out with the new, in with the old? 
      Presented by:
      Sally M. Johnstone, PhD - Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University; Dr. Larry Banks - Provost, Daymar Colleges Group, Competency Based Education Consultant, Wonderlic Assessments; and Anne Gupton, L.P.C., N.C.C. - Counselor and Associate Professor, Mott Community College 
      Date Recorded: 10/3/2014 
      The idea of competency-based education has steadily gained traction in the media, but its appropriateness in the educational arena remains questioned.  How does this drive critical thinking?  Should we measure learning based on the application of existing knowledge, or the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge?

      Changes in Education and Managing Disengagement 
      Facilitated by:
      Mark Ciampa, Ph.D - Western Kentucky University 
      Date Recorded: 5/9/2013  

      Do you find it challenging to engage your students?  Are you looking for new ways to implement digital learning into your classroom?  Join Dr. Mark Ciampa, Ph.D., from Western Kentucky University for a free one hour professional development session around the future of digital solutions for your classroom.  While discussing the characteristics of today’s students, discover new approaches to teaching and learning to get your students excited and actively participating in your class.  We'll also cover the way our new technology solution, MindTap, which is a personal learning experience, can address the diversity within your class - helping you to appeal to all the students on your roster.

      Effectively Leading and Managing the Online Course 
      Facilitated by:
      Sean J. Glassberg - Former Professor of the Year, Horry Georgetown Technical College 
      Date Recorded: 4/11/2013  

      In this one-hour, jam packed webinar you will be taken through strategies and methods for developing an interactive online course, learn different techniques for how best to respond to different online learning styles, and be exposed to a host of ideas for how to fully engage your online class. We will cover how many open source or free technology solutions can help you to fully connect with your students as well as how a new technology solution from Cengage Learning - MindTap - can also assist with effectively leading and managing the online course.

      MindTap - Fostering Online Student Collaboration 
      Facilitated by:
      Kiala Givehand- Instructor, Mills College and Diablo Valley College 
      Date Recorded: 03/14/2013  

      Join us in the dynamic one-hour, interactive webinar designed to share practical (and proven) strategies for helping your online students interact with one another in authentic collaboration. You will learn innovative ways to harness technology and use it to help students build academic relationships that empower their learning process. By the end of the presentation, you will have a plethora of ideas and tools to foster online student collaboration.

      Appealing to Diverse Learners: Techniques, Strategies, and Technology Solutions 
      Facilitated by:
      Tom McDermott - Pittsburgh Technical Institute 
      Date Recorded: 04/04/2013  

      In this 60 minute webinar we will be covering the 4 different learning styles - Visual, Auditory, Reading & Writing, and Kinesthetic, as well as 4 major personality styles - Reflective, Director, Emotive, and Supportive. Through these two lenses of diversity we'll discuss strategies and techniques that can be used to engage your entire class. We'll also cover the way our new technology solution, MindTap, which is a personal learning experience, can address the diversity within your class - helping you to appeal to all the students.

      The Accelerated Movement to Digital Course Materials 
      Hosted by
      The Chronicle of Higher Education 
      Moderator: Dr. Michael Zastrocky, Vice President, Education Research Leader and Research Director for Academic Strategies, Gartner, Inc. 
      Speakers: Dr. Carey Roberts, Associate Professor of History, Arkansas Tech University; Nader Qaimari, Senior Vice President, Cengage Learning; and Brian Joyner, Vice President, Cengage Learning
       

      Date Recorded: Wednesday, October 31

      Over the previous 18 months, there has been a drastic acceleration in the shift to digital learning materials. Demand for course materials in a variety of digital formats has grown, students and instructors rely more heavily on LMS integration and even the ways in which students expect to purchase these materials continues to evolve. By regularly collaborating with faculty and students in a variety of capacities, academic publishers are in a unique position to track these changes and trends. During this 60-minute webinar, we'll gain a deeper understanding of the ways publishers and educators can benefit from tracking these trends.

      Preparing Students for Finals with Aplia
      Facilitated by: Kristi Barker, Cengage Faculty Partner — South Plains College
      Date Recorded: 4/5/2017

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on using analytics to identify struggling students and challenge top performers.  We will look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let's end the term strong!

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement with Aplia
      Facilitated by: Kristi Barker, Texas Tech University 
      Date Recorded: 2/15/2017

      This Managing and Motivating Student Engagement webinar for Aplia will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with Aplia’s Practice Reviews, Discussion Boards, Gradebook Analytics, Communication options, and more.

      Getting Started with Aplia
      Facilitated by: Kristi Barker, Texas Tech University
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of Aplia that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Rajone Lyman, Houston Community College
      Date Recorded: 9/30/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new Aplia tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      Aplia Panel Discussion: Tips and Tricks to Wrap up the Semester
      Facilitated by: Kristi Barker, Associate Professor in the Teaching and Learning Center at South Plains College in Lubbock, Texas; Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Ed Winkofsky, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati
      Date Recorded: 4/8/2016

      Join Faculty Partners, Kristi Barker of South Plains College and Ed Winkofsky of the University of Cincinnati, for an Aplia panel discussion! You'll learn how instructors are making the most out of Aplia in their courses and you'll discover best practices to wrap-up the semester using Aplia.

      Struggle & Success At A Glance: Gradebook Analytics
      Facilitated by: Jarren T. Gonzales, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Psychology at Orange Coast College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/13/16

      Explore Aplia’s gradebook analytics to learn how to identify students who may be falling behind and those who are doing exceedingly well.  This session will address how to identify indicators that affect students who are successful and those who struggle. Strategies for responding to both situations will be recommended.

      Your Guide to a Custom Course
      Facilitated by: Kristi Barker- Associate Professor in the Teaching and Learning Center at South Plains College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 12/14/2015

      Make your Aplia course fit seamlessly with your instructional approach, strategies, and activities. Capitalize on Aplia’s flexibility with course design by learning how to customize the existing materials, add your own favorite assignments and readings, and create assessments from your own material or a test bank.

      Aplia 101
      Presented by: Ed Winkofsky- Adjunct Professor in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 12/11/2015

      Listen in on Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Ed Winkofsky of the University of Cincinnati  to learn the basics of Aplia.  In this session Ed will show you to set up your course, manage assignments, and navigate the gradebook.

      Is It Working? Gradebook Analytics Help You Check the Engagement Meter
      Facilitated by: Jarren Gonzales, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Orange Coast College 
      Date Recorded: 10/15/2015

      Do you wish you had more data about individualized student performance to help students improve their learner behavior? Explore Aplia’s gradebook analytics to learn how to identify students who may be falling behind and those who are doing exceedingly well. This session will address how to identify indicators that affect students who are successful and those who struggle. Strategies for responding to both situations will be recommended. 

      Improve Statistical Thinking with Aplia for Statistics
      Facilitated by:
      Kameryn Denaro, Professor at San Diego State University 
      Date Recorded: 9/10/2015 

      In this session, you will learn tips and strategies to help you engage your Introductory Statistics students, making it easier for them to appreciate the importance of statistical literacy in the real world. Learn how you can utilize Aplia for Statistics to develop your students’ technical skills, conceptual understanding, and ability to interpret data and draw conclusions. 

      Shake Things Up A Bit! Add, Subtract, Edit, and Move Assignments 
      Date Recorded:
      8/20/15 
      Presented by: Kina Lara, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Professor at San Jacinto College South 

      Don’t just settle for the status quo! Do you have favorite assignments that have been proven to help increase students' understanding of your course content? Make your Aplia course fit seamlessly with your instructional approach, strategies, and activities. Capitalize on Aplia’s flexibility with course design by learning how to customize the existing materials, add your own favorite assignments and readings, and create assessments from your material or from the test bank. Build a course that reflects your pedagogy.

      Prepare for an Aplia Engagement … No Rings Involved 
      Date Recorded
      : 8/13/15 
      Presented by: Jarren Gonzales, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Orange Coast College 

      How much time outside of class do your students spend engaged in critical thinking about course content? This session will focus on how Aplia can provide an opportunity to maximize students’ engagement and ensure you’ll have a successful start using Aplia. You’ll learn the basics of how to create a course, navigate Aplia, add and edit assignments, and use the gradebook.

      Preparing Students for Finals with CNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Kristin Quinn, Cengage Faculty Partner — Northern Essex Community College
      Date Recorded: 4/6/2017

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on using analytics to identify struggling students and challenge top performers.  We will look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let's end the term strong!

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement with CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider, University of North Georgia
      Date Recorded: 2/15/2017

      You've started class and are in the swing of things now what? This webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with CengageNow v2 tools and strategies in this webinar.

      Moving into Midterms with CengageNOW
      Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider, North Georgia University
      Date Recorded: 9/30/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new CengageNOW tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      Course Wrap-up with CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider - Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of North Georgia and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 4/7/2016

      Join Faculty Partner, Jennifer Schneider, to learn tips and tricks on how to end the semester on a high note with CengageNOWv2. She will cover identifying at-risk students, preparing students for exams, and delivering exams via CNOWv2.

      Doing More with CengageNOWv2 
      Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia
      Date Recorded: 2/3/2016

      Designed to help you maximize CengageNOWv2 to support your course, this peer-to-peer training session will cover best practices for increasing student engagement, identifying at-risk students, preparing students for exams, and delivering exams via CengageNOW.

      Transitioning from CengageNOW to CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Kristen Quinn - Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2016

      Designed for CNOW users transitioning to CengageNOWv2, this training session will cover how to successfully transition to the CengageNOWv2 platform. You'll learn the benefits of CengageNOWv2 enhancements, key differences between CNOW and CNOWv2, and new options and functionality available.

      Getting Started with CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Patty Worsham - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Department Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting at Norco College 
      Date Recorded: 1/20/2016

      This session is designed for new users of CengageNOWv2.  You will learn how to set-up assignments, review student performance, improve student outcomes, and more.  We will also give you a glimpse into CNOWv2 from a student’s perspective so you can understand how your CNOWv2 course helps them make homework count.

      Flipping the Classroom with CengageNOWv2
      Facilitated by: Jennifer Schneider, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia 
      Date Recorded: 11/10/2015

      During this session, Jennifer Schneider, Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia, will discuss how she uses CengageNOWv2 to flip her classroom to improve student preparedness for class and increase student engagement during class. 

      Increase Homework Completion Rates using CengageNOWv2     
      Facilitated by:
      Kristen Quinn, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College 
      Date Recorded: 9/11/2015 

      During this session Kristen Quinn, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Northern Essex Community College, will discuss how she sets up her CengageNOWv2 homework assignments and uses assignment options such as prerequisites and late penalties to increase homework completion rates in her accounting courses. This set-up helps student stay current with course work and not fall behind, ultimately leading to improved outcomes.

      Create a Test in Cognero with Multi-Select
      Facilitated by: Keith Vanden Eynden from Cognero
      Date Recorded: 8/23/2016

      In this half-hour long session, you’ll learn flexible ways to create tests in Cognero using the multi-select functionality.

      Getting Started with Cognero
      Facilitated by:
      Keith Vanden Eynden- Training Manager, Cognero
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2016

      Get up and running with Cognero quickly! In this hour long session, you'll learn how to log into the system, create your own course, learn to set up assignments, and more.

      Cognero – Let’s Create a Test! 
      Facilitated by:
       Leigh A. S. Rasheed, Implementation & Training Specialist, Cengage Learning 
      Date Recorded: 02/28/2014 

      We are pleased to offer our content through Cognero, a full-featured online testing system that allows you to create assessment questions and tests with ease.  Cognero is browser-based and accessible remotely, offering you a centralized database to house your questions and tests. This recorded training session covers the essential information of using our online test generator, including how to access Cognero, create tests, and export to your Learning Management System.  

      Preparing Students for Finals with iLrn
      Facilitated by: Jenn Rogers, Cengage Faculty Partner — Metropolitan Community College
      Date Recorded: 4/4/2017

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on using analytics to identify struggling students and challenge top performers.  We will look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let's end the term strong!

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement with iLrn
      Facilitated by: The Cengage World Languages Team
      Date Recorded: 2/17/2017

      This webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success with an exploration of your new iLrn eBook customization and collaboration features.  We will also look at your instructor resources on cengage.com that will help keep your students moving in the right direction.

      Getting Started with iLrn
      Facilitated by: Jenn Rogers, Metropolitan Community College
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of iLrn that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Jenn Rogers, Metropolitan Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/4/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new iLrn tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      Manage Your Online Language Course with Ease
      Facilitated by: Jenn Rogers, Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 4/28/2016

      As more and more instruction hours move online, students need guidance to make the most of their time. Find out how iLrn helps students engage with the language, build confidence on their own, while letting you track their progress as you would during actual class time.

      Online Collaboration Tools for Your Language Course
      Facilitated by: Jenn Rogers, Foreign Language Coordinator and Instructor of Spanish at Metropolitan Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 3/17/2016

      Studying online is more than just doing workbook activities–learn how iLrn's collaboration tools get students speaking, listening, and engaging with each other–both inside and outside the classroom! 

      New Keyboarding in SAM Training Series
      Facilitated by: Stephanie Albright, Marketing Manager
      Date Recorded: 7/22/2016

      The Cengage Learning Keyboarding team in Boston is excited to have you join our Keyboarding in SAM family! You have adopted and now are ready to learn how to use it in your courses. We are here to help you! We will review course set-up and creation, administration features, reporting, a Q&A session and more.

      New Keyboarding in SAM!
      Facilitated by: Stephanie Albracht, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 5/25/2016

      Come see what all the Keyboarding instructors are talking about.  The NEW Keyboarding in SAM!  Cengage Learning has invested in a new platform to enhance the user experience for Keyboarding students and instructors, and to improve the level of Digital Course Support we provide to our customers. 

      What has changed?

      • Now in their 20th edition, the market-leading College Keyboarding textbooks authored by Susie H. VanHuss, Connie M. Forde, Donna L. Woo, and Vicki Roberston, have been updated for Microsoft Office 2016 and Windows 10.
      • SAM is online and requires no plugins or software installation!
      • SAM is a stable platform that is continuously updated and fully supported by Cengage Learning.
      • You have a Choice! Keyboarding in SAM can be purchased as a standalone product or bundled with the text for a full keyboarding and word processing experience.
      • SAM will automatically grade assignments and record the results in exportable reports that can be used to track student success.

      Preparing Students for Finals with OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Steven Neal, Cengage Faculty Partner — University of Tennessee - Knoxville
      Date Recorded: 4/6/17

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on using analytics to identify struggling students and challenge top performers.  We will look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let's end the term strong!

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement
      Facilitated by: Steven Neal, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      Date Recorded: 2/16/2017

      You've started class and are in the swing of things; now what? This Managing and Motivating Student Engagement webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with MindTap’s Progress App, Sharing Notes and Highlights, MindTap Mobile App, Pathbrite, and more.

      Getting Started with OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Steven Neal, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of OWLv2 that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar!

      Moving into Midterms with OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Steven Neal, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      Date Recorded: 10/6/2016

      This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new OWLv2 tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      New Learning Objectives Reports in OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Cengage Learning Chemistry Team 
      Date Recorded: 4/5/2016

      With OWLv2’s gradebook analytics, instructors can track student progress in real-time and pinpoint areas of weakness. Now, new reports by Learning Objectives gives instructors actionable data to improve student performance, drive retention, and report outcomes to key stakeholders.

      • View performance according to: Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy, Concepts, CourseOutcomes, Learning Objectives, and MCAT Standards 
      • Drill down to see performance at the assignment or question level 
      • Customize reports and filter results by grade percentile 
      • Export reports for further analysis 

      Join us for this webinar to learn more about the Learning Objective Reports in OWLv2.

      5 Things You Can do to Enhance Your Teaching with OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Dr. Steven Neal - Chemistry Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/26/2016

      This 45-minute webinar is designed to help you get the most out of OWLv2. You'll learn best practices and tips & tricks to improve student engagement, effectively manage your course, and enhance your teaching.

      Ready? Set. Go!: Starting the New Term with OWLv2
      Facilitated by: Dr. Lawrence Margerum - Professor of Chemistry at the University of San Francisco and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/13/2016

      It's time to start your engines and set-up your OWLv2 course for the new term! You’ll learn about copying and archiving courses, changing due dates, and setting up your OWLv2 course to increase engagement and improve outcomes.

      Transitioning from OWLv1 to OWLv2 
      Facilitated by:
       Dr. Houston Brown, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Lecturer of Chemistry at the University of Houston- Downtown and Gayle Huntress, OWL Senior Technology Administrator 
      Date Recorded: 8/18/2015 

      Designed for OWLv1 users upgrading to OWLv2 for the first time, this training session will cover how to successfully transition to the OWLv2 platform. You'll learn the benefits of OWLv2 enhancements, key differences between OWLv1 and OWLv2, and new options and functionality available.

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement with SAM
      Facilitated by: Kelly Hinson, Gaston College
      Date Recorded: 2/16/2017

      You've started class and are in the swing of things now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new SAM tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      SAM 365/2016
      Facilitated by: Kelly Hinson, Gaston College
      Date Recorded: 1/12/2017

      This webinar series, facilitated by Kelly Hinson, will show instructors how to set up a SAM section, assignments, user, gradebook and reporting functionality.

      Ending Strong with SAM
      Facilitated by: Kelly Hinson, Cengage Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 11/16/2016

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on how to use analytics in SAM to identify struggling students and challenge top performers, and provide specific strategies for handling both situations. We will also look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let’s end the term strong!  

      SAM 365/2016 What's New!
      Facilitated by: SAM Marketing & SAM Product Teams, Cengage
      Date Recorded: 11/15/2016

      Join the SAM marketing and product teams to get a look at what's new for SAM 2016/365. This webinar will show our current functionality live along with what is coming for our October and December release dates.

      Moving into Midterms with SAM
      Facilitated by: Kelly Hinson, Gaston College
      Date Recorded: 10/5/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new SAM tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      Introductory Computing Summer Training Series - SAM
      Facilitated by: Kelly Hinson, Gaston College
      Date Recorded: 7/28/2016

      Now is a great time to get up to speed on your course technology, and Cengage Learning’s Faculty Partners are here to help! In this webinar series, fellow instructors will show you how to create a course, navigate the platform, create and schedule assignments, and more.

      New Keyboarding in SAM Training Series
      Facilitated by: Stephanie Albright, Marketing Manager
      Date Recorded: 7/22/2016

      The Cengage Learning Keyboarding team in Boston is excited to have you join our Keyboarding in SAM family! You have adopted and now are ready to learn how to use it in your courses. We are here to help you! We will review course set-up and creation, administration features, reporting, a Q&A session and more.

      Introductory Computing Summer Training Series - MindTap (with integrated SAM assignments!)
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College
      Date Recorded: 7/21/2016

      Now is a great time to get up to speed on your course technology, and Cengage's Faculty Partners are here to help! In this webinar series, fellow instructors will show you how to create a course, navigate the platform, create and schedule assignments, and more.

      New Keyboarding in SAM!
      Facilitated by: Stephanie Albracht, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 5/25/2016

      Come see what all the Keyboarding instructors are talking about.  The NEW Keyboarding in SAM!  Cengage Learning has invested in a new platform to enhance the user experience for Keyboarding students and instructors, and to improve the level of Digital Course Support we provide to our customers. 

      What has changed?

      • Now in their 20th edition, the market-leading College Keyboarding textbooks authored by Susie H. VanHuss, Connie M. Forde, Donna L. Woo, and Vicki Roberston, have been updated for Microsoft Office 2016 and Windows 10.
      • SAM is online and requires no plugins or software installation!
      • SAM is a stable platform that is continuously updated and fully supported by Cengage Learning.
      • You have a Choice! Keyboarding in SAM can be purchased as a standalone product or bundled with the text for a full keyboarding and word processing experience.
      • SAM will automatically grade assignments and record the results in exportable reports that can be used to track student success.

      What's New with SAM 2016!
      Facilitated by: The SAM Team
      Date Recorded:  4/28/2016

      Find out what is new to SAM 2016. Based on instructor and student feedback, SAM 2016 is better than ever! The SAM team is excited to show you what we have been working on over here in Boston. We are hosting several upcoming informational instructor webinars. Please join us at one of the dates and times below. We look forward to seeing you online!

      SAM: The Student Experience
      Facilitate by: Sheila Blower - Associate Professor at Guilford Technical Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 2/18/2016

      Improve outcomes by getting familiar with the student experience in SAM!  Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Sheila Blower will take you through the student experience in SAM, from the registration process, to student specific reporting, study guides, the study center and more.

      Improving Student Outcomes with SAM
      Facilitated by: Sandy Keeter - Professor of Information Technology at Seminole State College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 1/20/2016

      Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Sandy Keeter, to learn more about improving students learning outcomes using SAM Path – a personalized learning experience and other features inside of SAM. 

      Engage Students with SAM
      Presented by: Sheila Blower- Associate Professor at Guilford Technical Community College and a Cengage Learning Faculty Partner
      Date Recorded: 12/15/2015

      Get up and running with SAM quickly!  In this session, you’ll learn how to log in, create your own course, build assignments and more! Faculty Partner, Sheila Blower of Guilford Technical Community College will also share how to keep students engaged with SAM from the first day of class.

      Help your students prepare for the MOS Exam using SAM!
      Facilitated by: Melisa "Joey" Bryant, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Program Coordinator at Forsyth Technical Community College 
      Date Recorded: 10/15/2015

      Microsoft released a report stating that students who are MOS Certified make up to $15,000 more a year than their non-certified peers. Join us to learn tips and tricks for passing the MOS Exam and how to use SAM to help your students prepare for it!

      The Student Experience in SAM     
      Facilitated by:
       Bobby Brown, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Instructor of Information Systems at Morehead State University 
      Date Recorded: 8/27/2015 

      Improve outcomes by getting familiar with the student experience in SAM. Join Bobby Brown, Instructor of Information Systems at Morehead State University as he takes you through the student experience in SAM, from the registration process, to student specific reporting, study guides, the study center and more.

      What's new with SAM!   
      Date Recorded: 
      8/20/2015        
      Facilitated by: Brittany Bright, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Professor of Information Systems at the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 

      SAM had a very exciting release on June 27th! Join Cengage Learning Faculty Partner Brittany Bright for a tour of all of the features, content, and functionality including the new sections tab redesign, new student study center, new gradebook enhancements and more! Learn how Brittany uses these new features to engage students in her classroom.

      Preparing Students for Finals with WebAssign
      Date: 4/6/2017
      Presented by: Mike Lafreniere, Cengage Faculty Partner — Ohio University - Chillicothe

      Finals are just around the corner and we want students to end just as strong as they started! This final webinar will focus on using analytics to identify struggling students and challenge top performers.  We will look at digital tools to help your students prepare for their finals, and help you quickly and easily deliver final exams and grades. Let's end the term strong!

      Managing and Motivating Student Engagement
      Facilitated by: Giana Manzi, Marketing Coordinator, Cengage and Mike LeFreniere, Cengage Faculty Partner — Ohio University, Chillicothe
      Date Recorded: 2/14/2017

      You've started class and are in the swing of things now what? This webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with WebAssign tools and strategies.

      Getting Started with WebAssign
      Facilitated by: Mike Lefreniere, Ohio University - Chillicothe
      Date Recorded: 1/11/2017

      In the first webinar we’ll help you hit the ground running! This webinar will focus on getting your course set up, student registration, and the basic features of WebAssign that will get your students engaged and mastering course content from Day One! Start the term off right by attending this Getting Started Webinar! 

      Moving into Midterms
      Facilitated by: Mike Lafreniere, Ohio University - Chillicothe
      Date Recorded: 10/4/2016

      You’ve started class and are in the swing of things—now what? This Moving into Midterms webinar will provide tips and tricks on how to boost student engagement, increase productivity, and get students ready for success on midterm exams and projects. Keep your students moving in the right direction with new WebAssign tools and strategies in this Moving into Midterms webinar.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Precalculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/15/2016

      As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

      We invite you to join a brief interactive session to learn about the innovative dynamic assets that Cengage Learning developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Algebra & Trig Skills Gaps
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Fisher College
      Date Recorded:  9/15/2016

      What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?

      When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom.

      We invite you to join this brief interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage Learning has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Tristan Whalen, University of Texas - Dallas
      Date Recorded: 9/22/2016

      As the mathematical study of change, calculus is a dynamic subject, and we routinely hear that students best understand its concepts when they are presented in a dynamic manner. Although the concepts of Calculus themselves do not change, the methods with which they are taught and the technology available to assist in this endeavor continuously evolve.

      We invite you to join this interactive session to learn about the innovative NEW features that Cengage Learning is developing to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      We will look forward to speaking with you soon and to answering any questions that you may have.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus Virtual Training Series: Algebra & Trig Skills Gaps
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 9/15/2016

      What is the most difficult challenge you face when teaching Calculus?

      When engaging with our customers throughout the country, the most common answer to the above question is that it is not necessarily the Calculus that students struggle with most, but rather the prerequisite skills from Algebra and Trigonometry that they should already know when coming into the classroom.

      We invite you to join this brief interactive session to learn about the innovative features that Cengage Learning has developed to address the unique challenges facing those who teach Calculus.

      Enhanced WebAssign for Precalculus Virtual Training Series
      Improve Conceptual Understanding Through Visualization
      Facilitated by: Ryan Ahern, Cengage Learning
      Date Recorded: 9/15/2016

      As technology evolves, so do the teaching and learning resources available to help students improve their conceptual understanding of important Precalculus topics.

      We invite you to join a brief interactive session to learn about the innovative dynamic assets that Cengage Learning developed in response to research with Precalculus students that helped inform not only the design of the interactive simulations, but also the appropriate level of instructional support and context.

      Designing an Online Experience that Motivates Students to Help Them Persist Beyond the First Exam
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian - Math Instructor at Glendale Community College
      Date Recorded: 1/28/2016

      Have you noticed students gauge their ability to be successful in your course on their results from your first exam? In this session, we will discuss how Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) can be used to motivate students and help them persist to prepare for your first exam. Use the results of the first test as a catalyst to improve results.

      Design a Self-Paced, Mastery-Based Online Course using Enhanced WebAssign
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian - Math Instructor at Glendale Community College
      Date Recorded: 1/25/2016

      Learn how you can use the power and flexibility of Enhanced WebAssign to empower students to learn mathematics in a self-paced, emporium course. Join Professor Yvette Hassakoursian who explain how to build your mastery-based course using best practices based on her years of experience using EWA for a self-paced lab. 

      Getting Started on the Right Track Using Enhanced WebAssign
      Facilitated by: Michael Lafreniere - Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Associate Professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe 
      Date Recorded: 1/22/2016

      During this first peer-to-peer training to help instructors and adjunct faculty get started with Enhanced WebAssign, Michael Lafreniere, EWA user and associate professor at Ohio University-Chillicothe, will discuss how he sets up his course and why and what he requires students to do during the first couple of weeks of class. He will also take a look at the gradebook and Class Insights to discuss how those results help inform classroom instruction.

      Develop Conceptual Understanding by Elevating Thinking Using EWA
      Facilitated by: Kimberly Benien, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Mathematics Instructor, Master Course Builder at Wharton County Junior College
      Date Recorded: 10/8/2015

      Learn how you can easily build your courses any way you want it using one complete and modular EWA solution. Explore all the possibilities how you can use one solution to deliver flipped or self-paced courses and even co-requisite courses.

      Build Your Course Any Way You WANT It with JOURNEY
      Facilitated by: Yvette Hassakoursian, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and director of the Self-Paced Math program at Glendale Community College
      Date Recorded: 10/6/2015

      Learn how you can easily build your courses any way you want it using one complete and modular EWA solution. Explore all the possibilities how you can use one solution to deliver flipped or self-paced courses and even co-requisite courses.

      Reduce Precalculus Readiness Gaps and Use Dynamic Assets to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Calculus
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner and Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Fisher College
      Date Recorded: 9/15/2015

      Built on a foundation of the proven content of Cengage authors, Enhanced WebAssign for Calculus solves the toughest challenges facing instructors and students by offering resources at every stage of the instructor workflow and student learning process, preparing students for success in the more challenging courses to follow. In this webinar, learn about Enhanced WebAssign’s unique tools to help calculus students refresh the skills that they should already have, build new skills, and finally, take advantage of new interactive assets to help them visualize, explore, and understand the critical concepts of this dynamic course.    

      Enhanced WebAssign for Introductory Physics: Going Beyond End of Chapter Exercises to Increase Student Engagement
      Facilitated by: Michael Jacobs Ph.D., Content Developer, Physics & Astronomy
      Date Recorded: 9/1/2015

      In this session you will learn ways to use many of the enhanced features of WebAssign in your Introductory Physics class. Engage your students with Tutorials, Simulations, Active Examples and PreLecture Explorations. Learn how Enhanced WebAssign can assist with your pre-course math remediation.  

      Enhanced WebAssign: Designing Assignments for Maximum Impact
      Facilitated by: Willem Wallinga, Cengage Learning Faculty Partner, Instructor at Fisher College 
      Date Recorded: 10/7/2014 

      Come learn from a peer! During this online seminar, Willem Wallinga will provide users with helpful tips and techniques from an instructor perspective of key Enhanced WebAssign features. Time has been built in for Q&A. Our Agenda for this session:

      • Compare and contrast traditional and electronic assessment methods - what are the pedagogical advantages to WebAssign?
      • Scaffolding Questions with Equivalent Scoring
      • Using Tutorial Banks to Expand Understanding
      • Summary of techniques and their advantages over traditional assessment methods

      Willem has been teaching mathematics, in one capacity or another, since 1998. During this time, it has been his pleasure to work with a wide variety of students from the New England area and beyond. Willem has been an Assistant Professor at Fisher College in Boston for five years, and also serves as head administrator for all mathematics courses. Willem has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Clarkson University in addition to an M.S.T. degree in Secondary Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam. He will be completing a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of New Hampshire. Outside of his educational responsibilities, Willem enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He likes to travel, go to the beach, attend concerts, sporting events, and watch movies.